What Are the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Functions
Dynamics Great Plains is one of the solutions that Microsoft offers as part of its Dynamics product line. Microsoft offers the following 2 versions of Dynamics Great Plains as part of the current “Business Ready Licensing” program:
The “Advanced Management” version includes all functionality of the “Business Essentials” version. In addition, it includes other functionality. Additional modules are available, but some of these are not available with the “Business Essentials” version. The following table describes what major modules of functionality are available in what version and what additional functionality can be licensed in addition to each version.
Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Business Essentials vs. Advanced Management
Functionality Group Business Advanced Essentials Management Financial Management General Ledger YES YES Intercompany YES YES Multicurrency Management YES YES Analytical Accounting YES YES Fixed Asset Management YES YES Encumbrance Management YES YES Receivables Management YES YES Payables Management YES YES Bank Reconciliation YES YES Safe Pay YES YES Cash Flow Management NA YES Collections Management NA YES Customer/Vendor Consolidations NA YES Electronic Bank Management NA YES Lockbox Processing NA YES Cashbook Bank Management ALC ALC Electronic Reconciliation Management ALC ALC Business Intelligence and Reporting FRx Currency Translation YES YES Microsoft FRx® Desktop User(1 BE user) USR USR Advanced Analysis Cubes Library NA YES Analysis Cubes Library NA YES FRx Report Manager NA YES FRx Report Server (first engine) NA ONE Key Performance Indicators NA YES FRx WebPort NA USR Microsoft Forecaster NA USR FRx Report Server (per additional engine) NA ALC Microsoft Forecaster NA ALC SmartList Builder ALC ALC Supply Chain Management Inventory Control YES YES Invoicing YES YES Landed Cost YES YES Purchase Order Processing/Receiving YES YES Sales Order Processing with Adv Invoicing YES YES Available to Promise NA YES Bill of Materials NA YES Order Management NA YES PO Generator NA YES Requisition Management NA YES Returns Management NA YES Advanced Distribution NA ALC Advanced Picking NA ALC Extended Pricing NA ALC Manufacturing Manufacturing Bill of Materials NA YES Manufacturing Order Processing NA YES Master Production Scheduling NA YES Materials Requirements Planning NA YES Capacity Requirements Planning NA ALC Engineering Change Management NA ALC Job Costing NA ALC Microsoft Demand Planner NA ALC Quality Assurance NA ALC Sales Configurator NA ALC Sales Forecasting NA ALC Project Accounting Contract Administration NA YES Project Accounting NA YES Time & Expense NA YES Field Service Dynamics CRM Professional Server NA ONE Depot Management(requires Returns Mgmt) NA ALC eService Call NA ALC Preventive Maintenance NA ALC Service Call Management NA ALC Human Resource Management Payroll – US ALC ALC Payroll Direct Deposit ALC ALC HR ALC ALC HRM Self Service Suite (US) NA ALC Collaborative Workspace Business Portal NA USR Business Portal (Named Vendor/Customer Users) NA ALC Client for Microsoft® Office and SharePoint® Server NA ALC Client for Microsoft® Office and Windows® SharePoint® Services NA ALC Configuration and Development Customization Site License YES YES Integration Manager - Conversions YES YES Developer Toolkit Microsoft Dynamics™ GP NA ALC Dexterity NA ALC Modifier w/ Visual Basic for Application NA ALC Great Plains Extender ALC ALC Integration Manager ALC ALC
YES = Included
ALC = Additional component or users available a la carte
ONE = One Instance Included. Additional instances are available a la carte
USR = One User included with each AM (or BE) User as noted. Additional users are available a la carte
NA = Not Available
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