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 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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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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