Last week, I wrote about the major benefits of upgrading to Version 10 of Dynamics GP. This had me thinking about future releases of GP & what they would have in store. Peering into their crystal ball, Microsoft let their Partners know what exactly they foresee for the future of Dynamics GP.
SP4 for Version 10 is the last service pack users will be seeing for a while. This is because in the second quarter of 2010, Microsoft will release Version 11 of Dynamics GP. Highlights include Role Tailored Business Intelligence & further integration with Microsoft Office. Then around 2012 or 2013, Version 12 of Dynamics GP will be released. The focus of this release will be on improving user productivity & the simplicity of the system. This is all in an effort to further target mid-market buyers of ERP software; a market Microsoft feels they have a competitive advantage in with Dynamics GP. Lastly, 5-6 years down the road, Microsoft will release Version 13. This version will have a revamped user interface as well as incorporate the next generation of Microsoft technologies, potentially a large shift for many users.
As always, if you require assistance, WebSan has years of Dynamics GP expertise & (Microsoft Certified) knowledge to help clients with both upgrades & implementations. Feel free to contact us with your support issues.
If you are currently running on Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 9 you may be fighting with the decision to upgrade to Version 10. There are some great arguments to why you should upgrade to the newer system but those upgrades may not be worth your time and money expense.
The first thing users want to know is: How does it look? Current users won’t waste time becoming familiar with the layout because the Home Page & Toolbars are reminiscent of Version 9. Differences will be noticed in the address bar, status bar & navigation buttons.
The newest version of GP makes it really easy for all users to locate windows using the navigation buttons. The navigation buttons allow for faster & more direct access to different windows. These come in handy when trying to find the location of an unknown window, allowing the user to look through the directory path instead of clicking through multiple screens.
The introduction of Action Panes further streamline business processes. These allow users to preview & filter data without the need to open multiple windows. For role specific tasks this feature will greatly speed up routine procedures.
Managers now have greater ability to review the outlook of the organization in greater detail. With Microsoft Dynamics GP 10, budgeting has become more flexible & now allows the user to budget for multiple fiscal years, integrating budgets from various business units.
Overall, Version 10 has 120 new features to help your business run smoother. To view the current version of Dynamics GP you are running, select Help > About on any of the user screens. If you require assistance, WebSan has experience assisting clients with upgrades. Contact us for more information.