Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye: Microsoft to Replace Dynamics GP Business Portal by 2015

Here's the thing: Business Portal has been an important part of Dynamics GP for several years. It allowed customers to gain a quick overview of important business system data, both graphically and from pre-defined reports. The "wow factor" of the Portal when you first logged in to Dynamics GP was a key feature touted during all demonstrations to prospective customers. The challenge has always been the proprietary architecture, software dependencies, and troublesome administration of the module. Based on much VAR feedback over the past few years Microsoft has committed to making a change.

"The plan is to basically phase out Business Portal as we release apps or modules inside Dynamics GP that replace the same functionality", said Microsoft's Kelly Obach, Manager of the Executive Business Center.

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About Curt Finch

Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a Certified Microsoft Partner. Journyx maximizes the value of Microsoft Dynamics by adding enterprise time tracking. Journyx Accountlink for Microsoft Dynamics allows companies to quickly implement a complete time tracking solution using existing business data in Dynamics. Connect with Curt on Google+.

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BP replacement will be exciting!

just wrote a blog about it and what to look forward to: http://www.integrity-data.com/old-new/

Business Portal

I will not miss Business Portal
I will not miss PDK
I will not miss the troublesome time-entry process
I will not miss the HR/PR Self Service setup.

It is good for all that BP is being retired and replaced.

I hope for more functionality, easier installation, and easier ways to do things than BP ever delivered.
Mike Lupro - MCP

Business Portal

So, what is the proposed replacement for a company that has 250 employees in the field that have 'limited' to terible internet access?

Are we expecting them to roll out Web Client? We have Project and Canadian Payroll - what is going to happen there? There is almost no support for Canadian Payroll and now with Business Portal going away, I am sure we will be further restricted and forced to changing our payroll solution to 'fit' into the US mould - well that is not going to happen.

Just can not figure out why - if not broken dont kill it - I get moving on - but killing one of the only application that now works for Project and Canadian Payroll is nuts.

Bill C

Journyx Alternative to Business Portal

Hi Bill.

I'm the Director of Product Management at Journyx. We offer mobile and offline alternatives for employees who need to enter their time sheets and reimbursable expenses without internet access. We also have customers for whom we have built Canadian Payroll integrations. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us: http://journyx.com/contact-us

Meredith Zachritz
Journyx