Great Plains Software is All Grown Up

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Thirty years ago, a DOS based accounting system called Great Plains software was introduced. Nine years later, it was released on Windows and continued to gather more and more businesses that relied on it to manage their financial data.

You won’t hear too much about Great Plains in the software marketplace today, but that is NOT because it’s gone away or lost its effectiveness.

Great Plains accounting software grew up and became Microsoft Dynamics GP, one of the most trusted, industry leading ERP solutions in the world. Today, over 47,000 companies use Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage and analyze their organization’s financial, operational, transactional, and human resources data, making it the second most popular Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution on the market.

Some of Dynamics GP’s newer competitors will cite the solution’s age as a disadvantage, but Microsoft Dynamics GP isn’t your dad’s Great Plains.

Since Great Plains was acquired by Microsoft, approximately 200,000 hours have been put into the development of each of the 8 major releases of Dynamics GP. That time has resulted in 100+ new features in each release – most of which came directly from requests made by users or by partners in Microsoft Partner Advisory Council based on real-world business needs they had seen users face.

The ongoing, needs-based development has transformed Great Plains into a robust and agile Microsoft Dynamics GP solution with many options. See what those options are here.

Great Plains to GP Timeline Infographic

By Socius, an Ohio Great Plains Partner (

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