Dynamics Gp Reseller Newsflash: Great Plains Licensing

Dynamics Gp Reseller Newsflash: Great Plains Licensing

If you are looking for changing your ERP from legacy or small business accounting to Microsoft Dynamics GP, then you should get info on Dynamics GP software and how it fits to your proposed business processes in accounting, operations, shipping and receiving, sales, warehouse management, purchasing.  Dynamics GP has wide selection of modules, supported directly by Microsoft Business Solutions as well as add-ons from Dynamics GP ISV Partners.  In the case of third party Dynamics GP modules – licensing should be reviewed by Dynamics GP technology partner or ISV.  In this small publication we would like to give you highlights on Microsoft Dynamics GP core licensing:

1.       Business Ready model.  For new Dynamics GP customer you can only purchase Business Ready, which is in essence set of modules.  There are two sets: Business Essential and Advanced Management.  The first one would probably better fit to smaller organization, or company which is not involved in complex business processes and has traditional for small and mid-size business processes: GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets.  The second one should fit the rest of the spectrum: manufacturing, Project Accounting, Collection Management, Customer Vendor Consolidation.  Plus, some modules are available on the “a la carte” model for purchase: Payroll, HR, Integration Manager (if you need it for ongoing integrations, when initial data conversion period expired), Field Service to give you the idea

2.       Existing Dynamics GP customers.  For those of you who already have Dynamics GP Great Plains implemented in the past, in order to get new modules or additional user licenses, your organization must be current in annual enhancement program – you can obtain the information through your Dynamics GP VAR of record or if you are not sure who it is, you can call Microsoft directly or our office.  Assuming that you are current in enhancement program, and you historically was on module-based licensing – you can stay with the same model and just add new modules and concurrent users when needed.  Also, you may decide to switch to one of the two Dynamics GP Business Ready licensing models, described above

3.       Dynamics GP VAR selection.  You should consider several factors: local vs. nationwide support, your industry expertise, technology expertise.  If your business is unique and you do not see local Dynamics GP reseller to help you with unique settings, possible customization and industry specific integration – feel free to look for regional or even nationwide Dynamics GP technology partner support.  Also, consider scenario, when your local Dynamics GP consultant supports your Great Plains implementation project and he or she seeks for industry specific vertical implementation on Dynamics GP nationwide support market

Source by Andrew Karasev