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Five Microsoft Dynamics GP Predictions for 2014

by Mark Polino
Director of Client Services, Fastpath, Integrated Business Group

1. The Microsoft Dynamics GP web client will see a significant increase in adoption

The web client is complete. Users are starting to ask for it, partners now understand it better, and Microsoft is making a push. The web client already has some features, like the ribbon interface, that are not yet available in the desktop client. Expect to see this trend continue. The GP web client is more efficient and less expensive than Terminal Server. I foresee significant growth in web client implementations in 2014.

2. The best feature in the next GP 2013 update may be a small one

The next feature pack for Dynamics GP 2013 is due in the first half of calendar 2014. It is expected to add some significant features that have been rebuilt from the ground up. These include a new requisitions module and completely rebuilt workflow process. Both of these features represent some of the big rocks going into the next version, but I think it a small pebble that will have folks the most excited. The next GP 2013 feature pack is scheduled to include the ability to copy and paste from Microsoft Excel into a Dynamics GP journal entry. It's small thing, and you can do it now with one of several add ins, including a free one from Dynamics Innovations, but it's not quite the same as having it in built into the product.

3. Dynamics GP will continue to shed third party products

This year saw Microsoft send a number of third party products back to their respective developers. These included Collections Management, SmartList Builder, and (a bit ...

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Microsoft MVP (2007-2018) 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 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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