Today at Microsoft IT Forum 2005, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics™ GP 9.0, an integrated, adaptable business management solution that increases the impact people can have on their organizations by providing them with a role-based user experience that fits with their existing systems.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is the first solution released as part of Wave One of Microsoft’s next-generation, industry-leading solution formerly known as “Project Green” and now renamed Microsoft Dynamics. This release delivers 21 role-based desktops, a Microsoft® Office-like user interface, new Business Analysis Cubes for Microsoft Excel®, expanded reach and functionality around the Microsoft Windows® SharePoint® Services portal, deeper integration with the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM, Web services access points to core objects, and a Visual Studio® 2005 development experience for extending Microsoft Dynamics GP.
With this new approach to role-based desktops, companies running Microsoft Dynamics GP will deploy pre-configured software targeting the core processes and reports that are relevant for specific jobs in a company. These 21 role-based desktops are integrated with Office and the Web, making it easier for individuals in a company to be more productive without extensive software training. In addition, more than 170 enhancements will be delivered across the modules within the Microsoft Dynamics™ GP product line, encompassing financial management, distribution, manufacturing, field service, human resources management and payroll.
Since the “brand speak” and jargon is a little thick, here’s a translation. Microsoft released version 9.0 of its Great Plains accounting and financial software for small and medium businesses. Along with the other products from Microsoft Business Solutions it is being revamped to a common base via “Project Green” which emphasizes integration with other Microsoft products. Version 9.0 is the first step in the process for Great Plains which is now branded Microsoft Dynamics GP. The Great Plains home page has more info although they still refer to it as “Great Plains” and there doesn’t seem to be anything about 9.0.