Microsoft Dynamics GP

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Microsoft Dynamics GP
Written inDexterity
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeEnterprise resource planning

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mid-market business accounting software or ERP software package marketed in North and South America, UK and Ireland, the Middle East, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. It is used in many additional countries with partner supported localizations. It uses either Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 or 2016 to store data. It is one of four accounting packages acquired by Microsoft that now share the Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions brand. Dynamics GP is written in a language called Dexterity.

The Dynamics GP product was originally developed by Great Plains Software, an independent company located in Fargo, North Dakota, which was run by Doug Burgum. Dynamics Release 1.0 was released in February 1993.[1] 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.[2] In late 2000, Microsoft announced the purchase of Great Plains Software.[3] This acquisition was completed in April 2001.


The software evolved to a web-enabled application.[4]

Prior versions were named Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Dynamics. Previous versions were compatible with Microsoft SQL Server, Pervasive PSQL, Btrieve, and earlier versions also used C-tree, although after the buyout all new versions switched entirely to Microsoft SQL Server databases.



  1. ^ "Great Plains Historical Timeline". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ " - CBSi". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Why Microsoft bought Great Plains Software - Page 1053825 - TechRepublic". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Upcoming Web Client Training Opportunities!". Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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