Do We Need an App Store for Microsoft Dynamics GP?

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I think that we need an App Store for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The Dynamics GP community has a pile of independent software vendor solutions that don't get enough exposure. Now, do I think that companies are going to flock to a Dynamics GP app store and plop down five grand on their corporate Amex card to download and install an ISV solution for Dynamics GP at lunch? Yeah...no.

What I'm getting at is that there is a certain continuity to finding vendor offerings that is missing for both partners and companies using GP. So maybe I really mean an app showcase rather than app store, but when I said "App Store" you knew exactly what meant. Angry Birds for Dynamics GP popped into your head.

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and the Director of Client Services for Fastpath. He is author or coauthor of five books on Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mark has been working with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999. He is a Florida licensed CPA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013Mark's new book, Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013, is available now.

 

 

 

 

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Dynamics Marketplace

Hi Mark,

You are correct that Pinpoint is pretty new, but there's something even newer -- Dynamics Marketplace (http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/default.aspx) is a filtered view of Pinpoint, which only includes Dynamics products. Pinpoint contains ALL Microsoft products (SQL Server, Windows, etc) -- Marketplace is only AX, CRM, GP, NAV and SL. I suspect you won't be an over-night fan, though snce you are asking for ALL GP solutoins. To be listed in Marketplace, the partner solutions need to have passed the software solutions test (a compatibility test with the Dynamics product), so you won't get "the good, the bad, and the ugly" that you are looking for.

Marketplace also has the same imperfections you mention with Pinpoint (few reviews, and data quality issues), but it's there and it's getting better all the time.

Keep up the good work!

Brian

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