Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Debuts

REDMOND, Wash. — April 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today introduced Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, an easy-to-use enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for midsize businesses that want advanced functionality, strong business intelligence reporting options and interoperability with other line-of-business applications. The solution features new Role Centers, out-of-the-box Web services and the ability to complete tasks through other software people use every day. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 delivers on Microsoft’s Dynamic Business vision by increasing the agility of an organization to embrace new challenges, and will be featured at the company’s annual customer conference, Convergence 2010, April 24–27.

Enhancing Insight

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 includes personalized Role Centers, more than 400 built-in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft Excel reports, and enhanced interoperability with Microsoft SharePoint and new tools such as PowerPivot for Excel 2010.

“The new Role Centers and the ability to tap into SQL Server Analysis Services as well as SQL Server Reporting Services are significant. This allows for full drill-down capability — a level of insight that should be new and welcome for former QuickBooks users,” said Todd M. Bowlsby, senior Dynamics consultant, InterDyn – Remington Consulting, a consulting company specializing in Microsoft Dynamics service offerings.

Making It Easier

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 includes intuitive workflow processes making approval scenarios easier. For instance, customers can create professional-looking forms such as invoices from within Microsoft Word and quickly send them through e-mail. New features also simplify business operations, daily tasks, setup and IT administration processes, making it easier for people to perform their job tasks efficiently and effectively. Microsoft SharePoint technology extends access to business-critical information from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 to more people across an organization.

“By combining the power of business applications and productivity applications, we’re able to support how people really work in their everyday jobs,” said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. “Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is an excellent choice for companies experiencing growing pains with their current accounting software and looking for a solution that can scale.”

Extending Connections

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands instant access to customers and vendors. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 provides more than 350 integrated Web services out of the box, deep interoperability with Microsoft Office Unified Communications, and built-in integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

“With the out-of-the-box integration between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP, we are projecting a 25 percent reduction in call handle time, improving the efficiency and quality of our customer service,” said Rick Frazier, IT director, Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition Inc., a leading manufacturer of health and fitness supplements. “We’ve automated many of the processes that we used to handle manually and can now focus more on analyzing our data instead of figuring out how to move it. With real-time insight into our business, we can adjust our strategy more quickly.”

Availability

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 will be available via Microsoft’s extensive partner network in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States on May 1. With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, customers have the choice to deploy the solution on-premises or via on-demand and subscription-based hosting models. Local launch events will be held in various countries, which partners and customers are encouraged to attend. More information on the more than 65 U.S. launch events is available at http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/gp2010-uslaunch. French Canadian and Latin American Spanish versions will be available in the second half of the year. More information about Microsoft Dynamics GP is available at http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/gp.

More information about Convergence 2010 is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/dynamics.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of easy-to-use, integrated and adaptable ERP and CRM applications that enable business decision-makers to quickly respond to market shifts, take advantage of new trends, increase their competitive edge and drive business success. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are delivered through a world-class network of reselling partners providing specialized services and additional innovation to help customers excel in their industries.

About Microsoft

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