Announcing Microsoft Dynamics
GP 2013 – Quick to Implement, Easy to Use Business Solution for SMBs released
I’m delighted to announce that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is now available!
This landmark release builds on a strong product foundation and introduces significant new and enhanced features and capabilities across the product that are designed to help SMBs grow their business with powerful solutions that are quick to implement and simple to use.
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is all about the power of choice – enabling flexible options around deployment, access, and use that facilitate new opportunities and promote empowerment, rather than imposing limitations.
How our customers access and use the solution is now a matter of their preference and their convenience. Customers can access Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 through a rich client and an innovative new Web client. So whether they are in the office, on the road, or at home, they can get to the information they need when they need it, and on the device of their choice. That sort of flexibility boosts not only productivity at the workplace, but also allows for innovation and inspiration wherever they are.
Customer choice also applies to deployment. A customer can choose to deploy on premises, hosted by a partner in the cloud, or a combination of the two that makes the most sense for their business and budget. For example, a customer could choose to retain their core financials at their business location, but use Email, Exchange and Excel in the cloud. It’s their choice. In addition, improved “hostability” features, including multitenant databases and a new hosting management console, will help ensure streamlined cloud deployments.
Whichever type of deployment method is chosen, this release offers a faster implementation with new RapidStart Services that use a simple, standardized process to help get customer solutions up and running not in weeks or months like other solutions, but in days. In addition to significantly reducing the time and effort required to configure a solution for each customer’s specific needs, RapidStart Services can also reduce the down-time and business risk associated with implementation of a new solution, and help limit costly consulting hours.
Once deployed, SMB customers will benefit from a simple, intuitive experience and more than 125 feature and capability enhancements to the solution's comprehensive business management functionality. These enhancements optimize daily operational and financial processes, improve collaboration, BI and reporting, and deepen interoperability with other Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft Office and Office 365.
Initial feedback from our early adopter customers already shows how easy access to the right set of capabilities can drive long-term value for SMBs. For example, Jonathan McCarron, Accounting and Customer Service at North Carolina-based educational services company Thinking Maps sums it up much better than we possibly can: “Out of the box, Microsoft Dynamics GP offered the capabilities we needed. It was pretty much a plug-and-play solution, which was good for a company of our size. The simple interface and comprehensive functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 enables me to do my job without my ERP solution getting in the way. It just works the way I need it to, and that’s really all I can ask for.”
So what’s the bottom line for our customers? Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 offers unprecedented choice in how and where the product is accessed and used, enables fast, flexible deployments, and delivers comprehensive capabilities that work like and with the solutions you already use in your business every day. It offers a rare combination of simplicity, choice and power that will drive long-term value for SMB customers.
The release is available for English speaking countries. French Canadian and LATAM Spanish versions are planned to be available in H1 of CY 2013.
I hope that you’re as excited as I am about the new release. Check out the Microsoft Dynamics GP product pages here for more information.