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Ten ISV Products That Microsoft Should Buy and Incorporate into Dynamics GP

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

Microsoft Dynamics GP has a large, robust marketplace of independent software vendor (ISV) solutions designed to enhance the core product. With the recent downsizing going on across Microsoft, perhaps it's time to advance the product by acquisition again.

Microsoft has a long history of acquiring products designed to work with Dynamics GP and incorporating them into the ERP system.  Fixed Assets, Banking and Field Service are all examples of products that were purchased and rolled into Dynamics GP and its predecessors over the years. With that thought in mind I've compiled my top 10 list of current ISV solutions that I think Microsoft should buy and roll into Dynamics GP.

  • Config AD from FastPath FastPath's Config AD allows single sign on to Dynamics GP by connecting GP's passwords to Active Directory.  Administrators get a number of options to control the single sign on process and the ability to add users and manage security outside of Dynamics GP. This is a huge benefit for companies needing to integrate security with their IT group or those companies needing additional separation of duties with security. If Microsoft is not going to offer native Active Directory integration with Dynamics GP they really should just buy and integrate Config AD.
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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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