Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics GP Consulting in Houston Metro

by : Andrew Karasev

  • eConnect.  Opposing Dexterity, eConnect manipulates GP objects (while Dex doesn’t do this, and rather goes to procedural level).  We recommend eConnect for all the types of ongoing automatic integrations from eCommerce web site, for instance, to GP.  eConnect is friendly to MS Visual Studio.Net C# or VB.Net developer.  Plus you can design scenarios, when Dexterity integration to GP security module provides front end (Dexterity screens) and eConnect does the programming job.
  • Extender.  This tool allows you efficiently create Forms and Tables and link them to GP objects, such as customer.  You can design very advanced structure for custom commission calculation for examples.  Then, when forms and tables are created, consider eConnect and Visual Studio dll project to be called from Dexterity screens
  • Integration Manager.  Currently under the way of being redesigned with eConnect engine.  Historically IM was open to VBA scripting and data transformations (vendor id remapping, for example, based on Excel template).  IM is rat her end user tool, when programming is required, you should seek professional consultant help
  • eCommerce.  Here we would like to emphasize the cases, when you already have functioning eCommerce and need customization & integration projects to remap you eCommerce site to GP.  Here your tools are eConnect, Alba Spectrum Posting Server (breaking thru eConnect posting limitations, as well as SOP transfers)
  • Industry Verticals.  Besides of publicly known vertical solutions, in our opinion variety of modern businesses, especially on the edge of business processes innovation, face the need to further and uniquely customize ERP and MRP application.  GP should be good fit for the following industries: Transportation & Logistics, Consignment, Supply Chain, Discrete Manufacturing, non-profit, Aerospace & defense, internationals business (English speaking countries, plus Spanish Latin America)
  • Upgrades.  It is not a secret, that when you implement custom solution, altering business logic of your ERP application, standard version update may fail and you will need developer or consultant help to analyze custom features.  In the case of GP, upgrade typically fails on the level of SQL upgrade scripts.  Your consultant should be comfortable to analyze standard upgrade SQL stored procedures and make required alterations
  • GP software development.  It is recommended to place these projects offshore, to Philippines or India.  Manila has long history of former Great Plains Software developers training, while India is catching up recent few years