Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP)

Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great plains)

ABOUT Great Plains

Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) is an integrated financial management software solution, first released in the early 1990’s. GP is suited to start-up, small-medium and entrepreneurial companies requiring an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system with a broad feature set that can be rapidly implemented and adopted.

GP is still sold and supported by specialist resellers and consultants like Seqola (and Microsoft continues to issue updates and enhancements), however in the Microsoft Dynamics technology suite, GP’s functions and place in the ERP market have been largely superseded by Dynamics Business Central (formerly Nav/Navision).

GP also fits the requirements of companies and enterprises operating in specialised industries, such as materials management and supply chain management (SCM), retail (with integration to Microsoft RMS – Retail Management System), or requiring a system with a pre-packaged integration to Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management).

Organisations in the not-for-profit sector, such as charities and foundations, and membership, professional and industry associations and other non-profit entities like government, semi-government and statutory bodies and authorities, whose needs often involve extensive requirements for financial reporting, budgeting, grant management, analysis of revenues and expenditure, fixed asset accounting, purchasing authorisation and workflow, and integration with billing, membership, asset and equipment maintenance and payroll systems are also catered-for by GP.

Microsoft Dynamics GP has undergone continuous innovation and refinement since its inception in the 1990’s, reflecting in its stability and reliability as a Microsoft SQL Server-based ERP platform, and user-friendly menus and controls that are familiar to Microsoft Office and Outlook users.

Support, Customisation and Enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) has a customisable general ledger structure, so you can analyse or report by cost centre, department, location or division—or however you prefer to setup your financial system. Using Analytical Accounting, users have even greater flexibility to track and analyse costs and revenues at the transaction level—especially for organisations needing project expenditure and costing analysis. And taking advantage of this flexibility are financial reporting choices such as FRx or Management Reporter—with multi-company and multi- currency reporting. 

Other options for reporting and analysis include integrated SQL Server Analysis Cubes, Excel Report Builder, Crystal Reports (Crystal Report Writer) and SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports, and integration with Jet Reports.

GP also offers customisations using tool sets such as Dexterity and VBA (deprecated in later releases), and integration with external systems using middleware like eConnect or KingswaySoft.

Seqola can enhance your GP (Great Plains) system with support, upgrades, training or enhancements – call us at 1800 640 290, or email us at to setup a Teams meeting or to request further information.


We are experts in Great Plains

Our GP consulting engagements have assisted clients across Australia, and in Asia and the Pacific, with Great Plains support, training, customisations and implementations. Listed below are some of the downloadable brochures available for GP, others are on our Downloads page.