Great Plains, Not Great Pains: Why Times Are Changing for Dynamics GP HR and Payroll

My family still does not understand why I take so many trips to Fargo, ND. I try to explain that not only are the people super friendly, but Fargo has turned into a bit of a tech hub.

No one ever believes me until they visit for themselves.

This subject was recently discussed in Fortune's December article: Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub

If Fargo had to limit itself to a single story, it would be that of Great Plains Software, a fledgling startup built by North Dakotan Doug Burgum over nearly two decades and acquired by Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 billion. Today, Microsoft is located on the south side of town and has grown to four buildings with more than 1,500 employees-the company's third-largest campus in North America.


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About Chris Hadden

Chris Hadden, CPP, is the Technical Sales Manager at Greenshades Software. He was a GPUG All-Star nominee at both the 2015 and 2016 GPUG Summit, and is also a GPUG Medic. Chris is a car racing, golf, and payroll enthusiast. He is also a weekly contributor for the Greenshades blog. For more information on Greenshades, visit


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