Microsoft Dynamics GP : Your Future Is Safe in Our Hands
Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.” No kidding! I’ve even lost count of how many times the name for GP has changed from its origins as Great Plains Software to its current iteration as Microsoft Dynamics GP.
No wonder companies using GP as their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution worry about its future and how it will impact the software on which they run their businesses. I just want you to know one important thing:
The Future of Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Software Is Safe at Tidestone Solutions
One reason is that we’re just as fond of GP as you are. But putting aside our emotional, historical attachment to GP, there’s a practical reason as well. Our clients run GP! And it’s our business to serve them with a stable software platform.
So if you’re in with GP for the long haul, please know that we are, too.
There’s Something to Be Said for Loyalty and Longevity
The Microsoft Dynamics GP product was originally developed by Great Plains Software, an independent company located in Fargo, North Dakota, which was run by Doug Burgum. Version 1.0 was released in February 1993. It was one of the first accounting packages in the United States that was designed and written to be multi-user and to run under Windows as 32-bit software.
1993-2018: That’s 25 years!
At Tidestone Solutions, we’ve had the privilege of working with clients who have actually been running their businesses on Great Plains>Microsoft Dynamics GP for 25 years. The product has grown from an accounting software system to a full-fledged ERP solution and our clients’ businesses have grown with it. What’s more, Tidestone’s business has flourished due to our Dynamics GP practice, too.
Loyalty and longevity count.
One more reason to love Microsoft Dynamics GP is its scope as a horizontal ERP software system. Some ERP products either began or have become highly verticalized. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, we appreciate GP’s ability to serve companies in multiple industries. Due in large part to the investment Microsoft has made in the product since it purchased Great Plains in 2000, Dynamics GP has the functionality to support industries ranging from distribution and manufacturing to nonprofits and healthcare, from wholesale and retail to breweries and construction.
For the Tidestone team, this means that we’ve enjoyed the challenge of becoming proficient in multiple industry sectors. It keeps us on our toes and that’s the way we like it!
If you want to find a safe haven for your Microsoft Dynamics GP software system, you’ve come to the right place. Visit Tidestone Solutions at www.tidestonesolutions.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just pick up the phone and call Tidestone at 207.761.2133.