The Opportunity and Threat of Square for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Channel

February 20 2012

Square is a credit card processor that has the potential be severely disruptive. The company provides a simple dongle that plugs into the headphone jack of iPhone and Android phones. It's tiny. It allows merchants to accept credit cards virtually anywhere and it's a perfect example of a new tool that represents both an opportunity for the Microsoft Dynamics channel and a threat to the Microsoft technology stack.

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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