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.