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Dynamics GP review by Allie J.
Consultant, Accounting
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"I like dynamics for it's access to large amounts of data"

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Dynamics GP review by Devin R.
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"Effective for Reporting in Limited Rollout"

What do you like best?

Dynamics GP has been refreshing to use in my accounting career!

The feature I used the most was the Smartlist search, where you could narrow down searches of the General Ledger. The feature is very robust to use and helped me to search for specific transactions over a long period of time. It is simple to use and can easily be exported into

What do you dislike?

We needed to use a consulting firm in order to integrate Dynamics GP with our ERP system. When I started the integration, I thought it would be for a one-time setup. I did not realize we would then need to buy an annual service contract to continue using our integration. Glad we did buy the contract though, because we needed to work on the integration for several months until we had a smooth process down.

Also, the built in trial balance reporting is not great. We used Management Reporter to get better financial reporting and Trial Balances.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely use a consultant if you plan to switch to Dynamics GP. It's a large piece of software to manage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working for a regional retailer, we switched to Dynamics GP to use for our accounting and general ledger when we decided to switch our ERP system. The new ERP did not have an accounting piece built in properly, so our solution was to take an export from the ERP into Dynamics. The ERP was able to send out a basic daily pass off of sorts, that we then were able to import into Dynamics.

We were able to import batches every day, but unfortunately the ERP did not have very accurate accounting. At this time we are searching to see if we should use Dynamics for our ERP solution.

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Dynamics GP review by Logan K.
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"Straightforward software"

What do you like best?

The best part about MS Dynamics GP is the ability to "copy and paste" journal entries into the General Journal entry window from any Excel workbook. The integration is as easy as highlighting an array of cells which contain a description, account, debit, and credit for each line item in the journal entry. I am also a very large fan of the smartlist feature. Smartlists basically let you build queries using their user-friendly interface. They will return anything (in tabular form) that doesn't require too complicated of join structures on the back end (database).

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software can run a bit slow. This may not be MS Dynamics GP's fault. Either way, it should be noted. For whatever reason, it can take a very long time for trial balances to generate. Also, the program can take a while to start up as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have a solid support team. Typically, this would be a 3rd party vendor. If I'm not mistaken, our consultants have been key in troubleshooting any issues we've had arise over the last couple years. Furthermore, they were the ones who created the aforementioned integration with MS Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MS Dynamics GP is accounting software. So, we are using it as our general ledger. The software makes sure the typical accounting controls are adhered to (debits = credits, user restrictions, etc.). The software appears to tackles all of these things sufficiently.

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Dynamics GP review by Sydney S.
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"Confusing navigation"

What do you like best?

I like how well Microsoft dynamics can be integrated with our school gateway system to easy show my vacation and sick hours. I also like that it has the ability to show my timestubs and W4.

What do you dislike?

It is a little hard to navigate and does not allow you to click the back arrow in the system. I was never technically trained on how to use it so it has been a little hard for me to figure everything out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have someone train you in the system, without any training it has been quite complicated for me to figure out on my own.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Showing payment, sick/vacation time, and W4 to all employees

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Dynamics GP review by Anna O.
Professional Services Adminsistrator
Information Technology and Services
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"Great Program, To be Discontinued in a few years"

What do you like best?

I like the setup because we have two entities and need to toggle between them. We use infinia to import long journal entries which is nice to have since it recognizes valid GL's. I have used a few other in-house programs and this one is the best.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the program doesn't always talk to our AP software which makes importing difficult at times. We do not have as much flexibility to personalize it to fit our needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GP is not being supported by Microsoft anymore. We were given a 5 year timeline until it is completely done. This program has been around for a long time and I do not know why Microsoft isn't replacing it with something else. I believe they are partnering with another company that is already developed, it might be cheaper to partner instead of upkeeping the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it primarily for accounting and AP recording of transactions.

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Dynamics GP review by Anna M.
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"Perfect for our company! "

What do you like best?

I love that's it is an all in one accounting and HR solution for our business. Payroll, payables, receivables, and much more that I have not even discovered yet!

What do you dislike?

There are so many places to update things, it can get confusing to remember where to go.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take it for a spin, it might not look like the most intuitive system but it is bursting with power and features once you get into it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll reports are a snap; it saves so much time knowing that the system is taking care of keeping records for us.

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Dynamics GP review by Bobbi M.
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"Great Plains Review - Large Company"

What do you like best?

I like that Great Plains interacts well with our reporting tool. I also like that you can set up inter-company relationships (as we have many). It's also nice that I can set up recurring batches, smart lists, and other items that I do monthly to save time. It is also nice that we can integrate an entry into one company and push it all to all the others.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that there is not an option to close all of our databases for the month all at one time. We have close to 90 databases and we have to go into each database each month and close each module. It is a 4 hour process, sometimes longer depending on how fast our systems are running.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of how to report our numbers in a way that multiple people can access the system at once. Benefits realized include integrations, smart list research, easy year-end close process.

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Dynamics GP review by Wajeeh R.
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"Microsoft Dynamics GP - Best Accounting Software"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. Easy Reporting through Smart List. Integration with multiple other reporting software's.

Also it Reduces the cost of doing business by eliminating unproductive tasks and repetitive busywork.

Reduces administrative overhead. Also improves efficiency.

What do you dislike?

Some times batch got stuck during posting. Also we are unable to generate bank transactions main account entries.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good & Trusted software. Ease of use for those who are working in Accounts

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are generating many adhoc Financial reports directly through smart list with the help of any external software.

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Dynamics GP review by Prudence P.
Staff Accountant
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"I use Microsoft Dynamics GP for corporate accounting."

What do you like best?

I use Microsoft Dynamics for general ledger purposes, generating reports and financial statements. My locations use Quickbooks and this data is imported into Microsoft Dynamics since Quickbooks can not handle multiple location reporting. Microsoft Dynamics provides detail reporting which is useful for balancing and budgeting. The reports are available in detail and summary format. It's easy to save the report you've created. The reports can be exported to Excel but the out put is not very easy to use without editing. We use FRX report writer to achieve detailed financial statements from the data in Microsoft Dynamics.

What do you dislike?

The account payable module in Microsoft Dynamics is complicated and not user friendly. Entering payables required creating a batch, entering each payable and then posting the batch. To cut checks, a batch had to be created, select payables and then post the batch after processing the checks. We stopped processing our corporate accounts payable through Microsoft Dynamics and now use Quickbooks for this function.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I find Microsoft Dynamics difficult to navigate through. It takes time to figure out how to get the reports you need. Accounts Payable is fine but not user friendly. It's difficult to correct errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Microsoft Dynamics solely for General Ledger purposes. All of our data is imported into Dynamics so that we can general reports and financial statements. We post monthend and correcting journal entries through Microsoft Dynamics. We use access to import large repetitive type journal entries.

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"User Friendly"

What do you like best?

The smartlists are what I use the most for my job function. They make it easy to use various filtering modes to get what we need. We have the most basic model so what we have works for what we've needed.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it doesn't confirm when you do tasks. You dispatch a call to someone, there's no response going, done! or complete! You have to hope that it did what you wanted it to, we will soon be having an upgrade to our system and from what I've seen it will streamline the process much better. When invoicing currently we are required to open each window to adjust and now we will have the ability to review without going in to each one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's the best for calculating out payroll and billing needs, as long as it's programmed correctly.

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"Potentially Powerful, Limited Out Of Box"

What do you like best?

The best part of Microsoft Dynamics GP is the large user base, which means an active online community to find help, and many actively developed related plugins and services.

What do you dislike?

For a Microsoft product, GP is disappointingly half baked. Just for a few examples, for AP transaction entries, it is far too easy to move between different batches without even noticing it. My team accidentally edits or deletes each other’s transactions on a regular basis. Another huge issue is the check printing function. If you have more than one user, it is far too easy to mess each other up, with the check numbers regularly going off track and requiring a manual reset to the correct number. There are so many reports that cannot be reproduced after closing the output window. Accidentally closed something you meant to print? Tough luck; it’s gone forever. Reports and data retrieval via Smart List and the like are sorely lacking. You can’t even pull transaction entries by G/L coding. There are so many seemingly basic features that cannot easily or at all be utilized without paying for additional plugins or resorting to SQL hackery (assuming you even have access to do so. No one in my entire branch is authorized.). The 1099 tracking system is sorely lacking. I would like to see a more sophisticated way of storing W-9 information and have GP itself kept up to date with various IRS reporting requirements. The vendor address card system is a joke. There’s not even a place to officially store email addresses? Come on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic AP/AR accounting routines

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Dynamics GP review by User in Machinery
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"Archaic "

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of Great Plains and the ease of navigating how to get to a transaction. The transactions are also easy to understand as you are going through so it is helpful for beginners to walk their way through it even without directions.

What do you dislike?

The interface itself seems very old and doesn't look nice, as well as the screen print outs for the transactions. It is frustrating that there is no way to import or export to Excel unless you have an add-on - it is very incompatible with all of our other functions. Additionally, many of the transactions take too long to post - for example approval of time cards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the interface cleaner and nicer - and make it easily compatible with Excel without needing an add-on. We also recently tried the Titanium GP add-on but have had so many issues we haven;t been able to utilize that either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Great Plains for all of our project accounting so our main transactions are inventory transfers, miscellaneous logs, and journal entries. We no longer use it for AR and AP, but we still use it for basically everything else.

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Dynamics GP review by Erik H.
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"One of the worst accounting systems I have ever used"

What do you like best?

I really didn't like this system at all. This was at a former employer and I didn't find the system to be user friendly. But in all fairness, that company didn't keep their programs up to date, so it is possible that I was using an old version.

What do you dislike?

Everything. It's not intuitive, it doesn't have drill-down capabilities that I think it needs. It really isn't user friendly. I actually found SAP to be a better tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend utilizing the entire system, don't implement select parts and ignore others. Full integration would probably improve the usefulness of this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They were trying to use the system for their accounting processes. However, they kept a number of things separate, purchase orders for one, receiving of purchase orders related to inventory and the actual inventory were maintained on in house created mainframe software.

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Dynamics GP review by Angelia P.
Assistant Human Resources Manager
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"GP for Managing Employee Records"

What do you like best?

I like how you are able to generate specific reports using various categories to sort through large quantities of data and export it into an excel spreadsheet. It makes my job easier since in my company there is very high turnover.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the amount of screens you have to go into in order to find some information about employees. It should be streamlined to allow for data to be accessible through less windows. Data should be able to be downloaded into a savable document such as the check file reports so that you don't always have to print out the reports on paper.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing employees benefits is a big part of my job. This program allows me to manage premiums year to year so that all deductions are up to date. The benefits of this program allows me to view these changes each week.

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Dynamics GP review by Julio C.
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"Powerful, yet easy to use"

What do you like best?

Although it takes a few days to learn the ropes and some tasks may be repetitive, it's easy to get the hang of it.

What do you dislike?

Some tasks, such as adding information for a third party who is paying for a customer in Point of Sale, takes a while; even more so when you need to remove the third party and replace it with a different one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

After having used a different, more "modernized" POS system, I like Great Plains even more. It has been around for a very long time, does what it's supposed to do and it does it well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Great Plains as our POS system for many years and it has been very reliable for the most part.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great PAINS!"

What do you like best?

The AIT module for intercompany transactions is convenient.

What do you dislike?

It's the 21st Century, Windows 10 is out, and for some reason Microsoft thinks it's just fine to produce a extremely cumbersome POS program like this. \

Specific gripes:

No easy search tool

1) You've got to pray to god you printed backup or finding intercompany journal entries, AIT transactions, or A/P or A/R module transactions will prove very laborious.

2) No easy way to reverse or correct a JE

3) No easy way to export to Excel (even though this is a Microsoft Program? WTF Microsoft)

4) The program is constantly acting buggy and causing errors and you've got to hire a sub contractor for support.

5) Not user friendly in the slightest, lacks a lot of shortcut keys and simple user ergonomics to make working with the program easier and more productive.

All in all Microsoft GP is an absolute complete POS accounting software, SAP is much much better if you just want to spend a lot of money, frustrate the hell out of your accountants and make everyone's life more difficult. Quickbooks on the other hand is a lot better, has features the big box programs only have wet dreams about, costs a lot less and is sold by a company that believes in their product so much that they actually provide their own support.

PS. I've used a lot of accounting programs, some less sophisticated and more sophisticated than GP and by far GP is the most frustrating, glitch ridden accounting software I've ever had to work with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Save your money and your sanity. Find a good Quickbooks pro, buy the most expensive version you can, set it up and use it right from the beginning and you'll never have an issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This program has only caused us problems, countless of hours is lost productivity, and trying to find work arounds just to get the program to perform basic functions.

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Dynamics GP review by Kelsey N.
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"Great system!"

What do you like best?

I liked this system because it made Accounts Payable Automation so much easier. I was able to process my monthly payments to my vendors in a timely manner and it always ensured my vendors got paid the correct amount.

What do you dislike?

I disliked how it used to be really slow at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a little tricky at first to learn how to navigate, but once you memorize the procedures it's very user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It definitely solved manual, tedious tasks that we used to deal with at work. The benefits I realized is that it effectively allows us to pay customers in an automated and quick way.

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Dynamics GP review by Jennifer R.
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"Great Plains is pretty great!"

What do you like best?

Great Plains has helped our accounting office with the flow of our financial needs. From the payroll area to the purchasing area and in between, Great Plains offers us an efficient way to maintain our accounting needs.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to generate an excel spreadsheet of data directly from detail I am looking at within the program rather than go into a smartlist and try and put the information into an excel spreadsheet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our accounting office is more efficient and we're better able to get needed information to other areas of our company in a timely manner.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Not the most user friendly"

What do you like best?

Thankfully, I dont have to use GreatPlains very often and that is my favorite part.

What do you dislike?

I dislike most of everything. It's is not user friendly. You can't "delete" an item or a record as you can in most systems. It's interaction with other programs is flawed at best (and we don't even have it connected to other programs because its just causes issues).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I feel like this software is stuck in 1998. My company seems to do constant "upgrades' but nothing really changes. It is great for purchasing, but I think we could accomplish the same functions through other software that we already utilize.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for purchasing and invoicing. It keeps our records well with multiple search functions to find old records.

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Dynamics GP review by Nicole S.
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"Excellent Reporting Functions"

What do you like best?

It works seamlessly with all other office products & makes running reports a breeze! I can simultaneously run four different reports and compile those reports with thousands of results into one spreadsheet in minutes. This has helped my efficiency immensely.

What do you dislike?

My biggest complaint with Great Plains is it how laggy it can be. Depending on what I'm trying to do -- which reports I'm trying to pull, etc, it can take forever for certain things to load. I've noticed in the past 30-60 days or so that it's been a little better than normal, so I hope they're improving this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A little patience in the training period - there are so many options, it can be overwhelming at first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've had so many phone calls with vendors/clients where they've needed information we didn't expect them to need -- Great Plains has made their reporting functionality so easy, I can run these while on the phone with the client and have it in their inbox before the end of our call.

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Dynamics GP review by Eric O.
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"Microsoft Dynamics GP and its solution to accounting."

What do you like best?

I like Microsoft Dynamics GP integrates our orders, returns, inventory and overall company operations into its software.

What do you dislike?

Since it is a Microsoft product, it mainly works with only other Microsoft software so making the switch also includes office 365 and other expenses. It is worth it but if you are working with other platforms, you have to make the switch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Dynamics GP rolls accounting to the next level with all the areas that it can cover when I comes to handling all my business needs, mainly inventory. That has been a huge asset to my own business workflow.

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"Microsoft Dynamics GP"

What do you like best?

The best feature in GP is smartlist especially if you need to gather larger amounts of data.

What do you dislike?

Reports run slowly, need add on in order to import bank info for cash recs, online version lacks features of desktop version, not user friendly, really should only be considered by a client w/ small volume.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are company w/ larger volume or multiple entities I would suggest looking elsewhere, for a smaller company this may be an appropriate tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GP is currently our accounting software and compared to PeopleSoft or even QuickBooks I’m not sure of any benefits.

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Thank you for your feedback. We will pass this on to the appropriate teams. Additionally, have you shared this on our Dynamics 365 Community Forum for further assistance? https://aka.ms/AA3tibc

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"Detailed and organized"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use when it comes to creating invoices and credits, keeping track of posted documents and batches. This is a tool and program I use daily all throughout the day with all different uses.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the inability to customize and control the look and feel of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend spending quality time learning the programs ins and outs. It can be a tool for all needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving problems with invoices not being paid on time, having invoices made a created on time to send out to our customers/buyers, we are solving the issues of managing our inventory in our warehouse also.

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"Dynamics GP for AP"

What do you like best?

Microsoft GP is good accounting system. As AP Supv. I use it daily. Set up and maintenance of vendors and customers is quick and easy. Currently we do not have the ability to scan documents into GP. Manual invoice entry can go quickly, especially with hard coded accounts.GP becomes intuitive with use. We have the Multi-Facility function and it we are able to use g/l natural codes across all the facilities. Smart Lists are a time saver, modifying an existing Smart List is easy.

What do you dislike?

It does take a while to get used to where you are, the screens are very similar. Granting user permissions are tricky, they are tied in groups. You can't choose a specific permission, all or nothing for the group. We do not use the inventory module. For us it is a waste, and functions are tied to it.

Aging reports don't transfer to Excel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GP works best with warehouse, inventory or manufacturing. We don't use those features which are integrated to the accounting modules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Issuing W9s for the tax year is tedious. GP has the ability to get them out quickly, even through Multi-Facility. About 2 years ago they updated to include printing the 1096 transmittal form - yay

Ease of drill down under Inquiries, lets you see invoices with payment and credit details.

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"use it as customer relations management system"

What do you like best?

I like that it has the ability to locate duplication and you can create service appointments that connects to outlook. Several people can make an appointment and have you as the owner. This allows our front staff to check in students faster.

What do you dislike?

It's a sales system so words like "sales" or "customer's are not usually words we describe our documentation system. Event "marketing" sounds weird. It's a matter of getting use to the wording of the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's customizable but it takes a while to build it to meet the any company's need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to store our interactions with others. It's efficient enough to use it.

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Dynamics GP review by William Z.
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"Software is good and much better than the one it replaced"

What do you like best?

The ease of handling multiple companies and multiple lines of businesses. Online help is very extensive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

The software has many reports upon posting which should be setup to auto archive rather than just discarded. Fixed asset portion of the Financial module is cumbersome and does not have reports such as "Current year additions and Disposals" which would be useful at year end.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure other programs are compatible with GP. Make sure you have a good 3rd party implementer to assist with the conversion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speed and accuracy of the financial data used in operations reporting and internal financial reporting. Having statistical accounts which can be displayed on the financial statements make correlating performance with KPI better and more understandable.

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Dynamics GP review by Faith E.
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"Not User-Friendly"

What do you like best?

This system has a lot of options and is great for accounting and inventory.

What do you dislike?

I think that this system has over complicated some features. Making even the smallest of changes is difficult or if you make a mistake when entering information, it's not always a simple process to fix.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company uses this system as our CMS and for inventory and purchasing mostly.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Corporate Office Use of Microsoft GP"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a well rounded software. It is very straight forward, with not a lot of background details needed to understand. GP is great for the corporate office that I work for. It allows every position in our office to understand the GL and how items flow through consolidation.

What do you dislike?

Some of the smartlist associated with Dynamics GP can be a little hard to manipulate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would take the time to do your research on Microsoft Dynamics GP to really understand all that it can do to help the user and company throughout the periods.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Dynamics GP for a corporate office. It allows us to easily track and understand our expenses and income throughout the month,

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Dynamics GP review by Michelle D.
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"Needs a little work"

What do you like best?

The smartlist allows for a massive search of the GL. This search can basically eliminate many reports.

What do you dislike?

In the cash module, you must post prior to review. You should be able to save so you don’t have to back entries.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be very careful in the cash models. Never simply delete like a JE. The two are very different.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accounting by hand would be truly painful. For the most part, it’s a good program.

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Dynamics GP review by Karissa B.
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Wholesale
Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"This program does what it is supposed to for our organizations wants and needs at this time"

What do you like best?

There are several features that I find quite beneficial. Such as the ability to see when new stock is due to arrive or tracking information availability for products shipped to customers.

What do you dislike?

There are features that could prove to be quite useful that do not seem to be available. However, it is hard to say if GP is missing these features or if my organization has not implemented them. An example would be including links to picking tickets or an area where we can attached a project folder. These are both things I seek often and must switch back and forth between GP and our shared drives. Also, organization sometimes seems to be an issue. I find it hard to find information that I am looking for; sometimes the information is buried deep under many other options you have to click through to find it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend getting used to the product before utilization as well as investing in some training time for employees. The program can be confusing as some information is hidden quite deep within the platform. Sending employees off onto websites such as Lynda.com is something I have found to be extremely useful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product information integration and tracking. Generally used to track products status, track products shipping status, and order status. Also used for many accounting features by other employees of the organization. Order numbers and invoicing numbers are easily inputted, found, and searched for.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Accounting
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"Great Basic GL system"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Dynamics GP has a simple, easy to use interface. The menus are easily customized to your liking. GP 2015 has an easy to use paste function for importing journal entries. Exporting reports to excel is a nice feature. I bet there are more workflow features that my team would find useful, but we don't really have much time to explore the software, we just kind of use it for immediate needs. Being able to change the printer after selecting the option to print has been huge. It took them way to long to add this feature!

What do you dislike?

The reporting out of Microsoft Dynamics GP could be more robust. Getting to basic information takes more steps than it should. I wish there were more shortcuts so you could complete basic recurring tasks faster. I also wish switching between companies within GP was faster.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great basic solution for GL accounting needs, I recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a great basic solution to our GL accounting needs. It doesn't take much training to get users started w/ the basic knowledge to complete their assigned tasks.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Enterprise functionality at an SMB Price"

What do you like best?

It works consistently and reliably. Enormous functional capabilities aside I feel like accounting systems need to be accurate, consistent, and work all the time. It also has an incredibly deep ecosystem of third party applications that extend the base functionality of GP. You can't do it in GP? There's an app for that.

What do you dislike?

Dexterity. I mean, come on already, it's 2016. I guess I should temper my lack of love for Dexterity with my previous comment because, after all, it's ancient code that still works after all these years but it doesn't lend itself to any real native development on the application itself. Integration it's fine, but it's a bit of a developmental black box.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a good look. This is not your father's "Great Plains". Dynamics GP 2013 and above, especially GP 2015 and 2016 is legit mid-market competition for Oracle, SAP, Infor, etc... in the mid-market without the price, complexity, and overhead of those products. Ever upgraded Oracle? If you have you know what I'm talking about.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accounting, finance and operational reporting. Prof Services management. The benefit we've realized from using it as the transactional/informational backbone of our entire business is that it drives consistency and compliance. We also have it integrated to Dynamics CRM and our Field Service Management and Time tracking applications.

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Dynamics GP review by Mateus M.
Supply Chain / Global Business Analyst
Logistics and Supply Chain
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"Microsoft GP integrates many cross-functions between inventory management and sales"

What do you like best?

It is nice to track sales back by any date, and to extract inventory data to excel. Actually, you can extract almost any data to excel, which allows a lot of customized work to be done.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to learn how to use in the beginning. It is not a very "user friendly" tool. Without proper training, there will be a lot of struggles. But once you learn how to use it, it becomes simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please focus on training before you start, it can save you a lot of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The tracking sales part helps to check receivables, and helps to create accurate sales reports.

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Dynamics GP review by Cameron F.
Employment Consultant II
Civic & Social Organization
Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"Great software, but not the right fit for our company"

What do you like best?

The software has great functionality, and a host of customizable features.

What do you dislike?

This software is very capable of a whole host of accounting/financial operations, albeit not initially super intuitive to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know what Microsoft Dynamics GP's capabilities are, and make sure they align with your business needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company uses Microsoft Dynamics GP for all of our invoicing, payables, and accounting needs.

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Dynamics GP review by Nicole S.
Senior Accountant
Internet
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(51-200 employees)
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"Very strong controls but is a pain to work with"

What do you like best?

I like the integration feature the best, the system makes it easy to upload invoices, journal entries and other files without hassle.

What do you dislike?

The system can be very temperamental. I understand the importance and how strong the controls are but it is difficult to reprint posting journals or delete an accidental posting or entry.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely do a trial run to see if it's best for you no your team. i don't think I would recommend this for smaller teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently we are trying to add business units and Dynamics definitely supports this feature and allows us to customize what we need. Also the strong controls has helped us in our internal audit.

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Dynamics GP review by Philippe A.
Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance
Computer Software
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"Solid product "

What do you like best?

GP is a solid product. I use it everyday and work would be impossible without it. The accounting functionality is fantastic, and the interface is super.

What do you dislike?

Although the software has a lot to offer for jobs in finance and accounting, it still has its limitations. For example, there isn't an option to post entries in a single spot for a multiple-entity company without having to switch legal entities in GP. There should be a single master entity where everything can be done. There are many other little limitations that I could list, but the list would be too long.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GP has the ability to clearly separate AR work and AP work into their own respective modules producing very unique reports. Furthermore, it has the tools to easily solve accounting discrepancies with very little effort.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Accounting
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"Useful, but not userfriendly"

What do you like best?

It is very convenient to have all accounting functions linked into the general ledger. AP, AR, Payroll, Inventory, Sales Order Entry are all in one place.

What do you dislike?

GP's internal reporting tools are lacking. The Smart List is helpful, but time consuming, the stock reports are not easily customized. Your best bet is to get a good SQL report writer to supplement your GP use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For mid-sized corporations that have adequate, dedicated IT personnel, this is a great system. For those looking for something user-friendly, or to outsource the "systems" aspect of an ERP system, keep looking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are consistently discovering new tools within GP to help our business grow. We have solved difficult personnel issues by reducing staff through automation in GP and created numerous EDI feeds that eliminate human data entry and errors.

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"GP from an Accounting Manager's point of view"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and GPUG offers a lot of support when you have questions. My favorite feature is the ability to create a smartlist with all of the information that I need and being able to easily export it to Excel.

What do you dislike?

I wish the process of creating additional reports was a little easier. The fixed assets module is somewhat confusing to get setup but it works very smoothly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Product is easy to use and has been around for a very long time. All modules are follow the same format which makes it easy to find your way around. Microsoft and GPUG also contribute to a supportive environment around the product. Lots of educational webinars and videos are available online

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for AR,AP, Fixed Assets, Manufacturing and Inventory Contol

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Dynamics GP review by Matt K.
Vendor Purchasing Manager
Consumer Electronics
Small-Business
(11-50 employees)
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"Decent Alternative to Salesforce"

What do you like best?

The price when added to an existing office description is a great option for smaller companies.

What do you dislike?

Interface is difficult to use and is not always intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good alternative to Salesforce to smaller companies that can't afford cost/upkeep of Salesforce.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Microsoft Dynamics has reduced unnecessary communication within our office and has been an adequate CRM for both our Sales and Operations team.

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Dynamics GP review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Very robust and powerful accounting and inventory management program"

What do you like best?

What I like best about the program is the robust reporting tools, ease to export data using Smart List tool and the very comprehensive inventory module that allows for building inventory, different costing methods and inventory tracking.

What do you dislike?

The program is not very intuitive at first, it requires a lot of training, but once you get use to the interface environment it becomes easier to handle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very complete program, but only necessary if you need to manage inventory at multiple levels (raw materials, components, finished product, BOMs, etc.). Make sure the staff is properly trained and supported.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved our inventory management issues. I has been a great tool to get exact costing and margins for our diverse product pool that includes product manufacturing, product kits, etc.

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