Dynamics GP as the Successor of Microsoft Modest Business Financials/Little Organization Manager

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If you are on Microsoft Little Company Financials 9., eight., 7.five or 7., then you have to face the selection on exactly where to move in the quick or midterm future.  Small Organization Financials is no longer supporter and the last version is SBF 9., from exactly where you are recommended to move to Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Essentials Business Ready licensing structure.  Migration module is obtainable, nonetheless you would require to buy discounted Dynamics GP Enterprise Ready computer software licenses (exactly where the number of user should match)

1. Migration path and knowledge.  Historically Microsoft Organization Options supplied you the paths to migrate from Great Plains Accounting for DOS, Windows and Mac 9.5, 9.two, and earlier versions.  Now it is a turn for Wonderful Tiny Organization Manager or Microsoft Modest Company Financials to leave the scenes and be converted to Dynamics GP Company Prepared license model.  If you are nevertheless in production with Microsoft Little Company Financials 8. or 9., we would like to share with you upgrade knowledge, and how bumpy it was, Well, you must expect some thing like 30+ hours consulting hours budget, but other than that, upgrade was profitable  (we had to do additional setup in Dynamics GP SOP module, plus we had to train old Modest Company Financials user to enter new Dynamics GP Item with assignment to the default warehouse and pricing schema)

two. Why MBS is abandoning Microsoft Little Enterprise Financials?  Well, in our opinion this question is rather open ended.  Microsoft introduced such little business accounting solution as Microsoft Modest Organization Accounting in someplace around 2006.  Small Organization Financials is scaled down version of mid-market place Corporate ERP application – Dynamics GP, exactly where Dexterity functions were disabled

3. What is Microsoft Dynamics GP Organization Ready?  It truly fits to mid-industry ERP customers.  However if you just walked away from such legacy applications as Excellent Plains Accounting for DOS, Windows, or Macintosh, QuickBooks, Peach Tree, MYOB, Accpac, Microsoft Dynamics GP may possibly be a bit overpriced for your small business.  On the other hand, if your business was experiencing steady development, Microsoft Dynamics GP could be regarded as the way out of tiny business accounting restrictions

4. FRx future.  This is one more walk away and when to do so the question.  With the introduction of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010/11. version, FRx Economic Reporting is suggested to be replaced (with migration pack) to Microsoft Management Reporting.  Our feedback from field Dynamics GP and FRx consultants is quite constructive and they report that FRx migration is quite smooth and intuitive.  Typical concerns with FRx from Small Company Financials as Sysdata directory related, such as GL indexes rebuilding limbo, Specification Set export and recovery, default font selection, attempting to automate FRx reporting by accessing Microsoft Access FRx database and manipulating its records straight in MS Access (by breaking via FRx MS Access Password, we described the technologies in numerous ar4ticles, but at this point it became also widespread and at the very same time hazardous, we would rather advocate you to stick to FRx report style recommendations and be on rather conservative side)

five. Report Writer report style for Tiny Enterprise Financials. By whatever purpose Great Plains Application (and Microsoft  Business Options left this program as it was)

6. Old Wonderful Plains Dynamics on Pervasive SQL Server or Ctree.  If you are tiny organization or reduced mid-size a single and you are deploying Wonderful Plains given that earlier 1990th, you may well nonetheless be on Great Plains Dynamics version 7.5, 7., six., five.five, 5., 4. on Pervasive SQL 2000/Btrieve or Ctree Db platform.  Alba Spectrum supports all the versions of Wonderful Plains, ever released, including Great Plains Dynamics on Pervasive SQL/Ctree, or Excellent Plains Accounting for DOS, Windows (in truth this mid-market Corporate ERP application was available on Btrieve platform back in 1990th, and you can redeploy it on Pervasive SQL 2000 on such well-liked modern day Windows OS as Microsoft Modest Company Server 2008 and earlier, the only restriction is 32 bit version)

7. What to do if you feel that Dynamics GP is as well costly alternative for your small company?  Well, we are happy to support you with data export from Little Enterprise Financials to something like Microsoft Access or Excel or even text files (coma or tab delimited)

eight. Dexterity customizations for Tiny Business Financials.  They are convertible to Dynamics GP, as the Dynamics.Dic dictionary is fairly much comparable and if you determine to migrate from little company financials to Microsoft Dynamics GP Dexterity customization ought to be counted as transferrable (some minor code review may possibly be advisable to be outsourced to Excellent Plains Dexterity programmers)

9. Dynamics GP XML exposure.  Great Plains eConnect SDK (not accessible for Little Business Financials, as you move to Dynamics GP, you can start making use of eConnect) is supporting XML parameters call to its encrypted SQL stored procedures.  In our opinion eConnect came to its maturity with Dynamics GP version ten..  Plus take into consideration that eConnect was restricted to runtime for Small Organization Financials (earlier versions, to the current versions econnect was produced not offered)

10. Modest Organization Financials in international environment.  Dynamics GP is translated to various languages, which includes Spanish, French.  There are add-ons available on the ISV market where Excellent Plains is translated to such languages as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Arabic, Persian.  The interface translation is not truly the finish of the story.  There is such a notion as Corporate ERP localization. Which includes such compliance specifications as local or regional language support, plus (and this may well be a lot more critical) compliance to nearby bearing country company connected legislation.  For example Dynamics GP is localized on most of the Spanish speaking South and Latin America nations, like Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Chile Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Panama, Dominican Republic.  However, Dynamics GP is not localized in Brazil (where enterprise language is Brazilian Portuguese, not Spanish).  Dynamics GP Dexterity is not supporting Unicode characters (two bits), such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean hieroglyphs.  If you just want Dynamic GP to be enabled for Hieroglyph characters information entry, please take into account NJ Stars extensions

11. Dynamics GP Help in Arabic.  Ancient Arabic characters may possibly appear like Chinese hieroglyphs in their view and their complicity to recognize, mean although they are compliant to US ASCII table, and they do not demand Unicode regular to be implemented.  There are numerous flavors of Microsoft Dynamics GP Arabic version implementation

12. Russian version of Great Plains Dynamics.  Here we have to give you some excurse into Corporate ERP application history in Russian Federation.  One of the Corporate ERP market pioneers was Sequoia Computer systems, opening the doors in Moscow in 2003.  In the time we had been observing the war in between such laptop OS as Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS, Solaris/SUN, Unix.  In later 1990th Microsoft Company Options abandoned Dynamics GP Wonderful Plains/eEnterprise on the Russian ERP market place, and as an alternative it suggested Navision and shorty soon after Axapta/Dynamics AX.  Several Fantastic Plains Resellers in Russian Federation and specifically in Moscow went bankrupt, nobody promised you an effortless life anyway

13. Dynamics AX Axapta.  This Corporate ERP and MRP application is likely to be categorized as living through its triumph.  Axapta is popular in such user groups and Microsoft Dynamics implementation scenarios as Provide Chain Management, Process Manufacturing, Field Services. Project Accounting

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