Thursday, January 13, 2011

It might be time to upgrade your Microsoft Dynamics GP application IF....

I was reading a colleague's blog about old versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and decided to turn it into a take on an old joke, "You might be a redneck if..." So here is a truthful, but humurous look at some key reasons for upgrading your system soon (and at the end I have listed a couple of "You might be a redneck" offerings for your amusement).

You might need to upgrade IF:
  1. Your version's "Help > About" screen still refers to the software as "Great Plains Software" or "Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains". ("GP" has now been the proper name for 10 years).
  2. Your system still refers to your menus as "Palettes". (GP now uses real menus, along with Navigation Bars, Area Pages, Lists).
  3. You are greeted by a sexy "Welcome to Dynamics" voice when you login (suggesting you are running a 15 year old version of the software).
  4. You have a grey background instead of a "Home Page" with shortcuts (introduced in version 9).
  5. You have to go thru four steps to edit AP checks created during the "Select" checks process (the screens available for edit checks get better with EACH version!).
  6. You don't have a "Copy" function for GL Journals.
  7. You don't have any choices for configuring EFTs to your bank's specifications (there is a configurator option available now).
  8. Your smartlists are not in alphabetical order! (That might be a redneck issue also :) )
And now for the promised "You might be a redneck if....":
  • You think the last works to the Star Spangled Banner are "Gentleman, start your engines." (Yes, I am a NASCAR fan!)
  • You think a stock tip is advice on worming' your hogs.
  • You carried a fishing pole into Sea World.
  • You think subdivision is part of a math problem. (For you accountants :) )
  • You stare at an orange juice container because it says, "CONCENTRATE".
REMINDER: Microsoft Support Ended January 11th, 2011 - If you are currently on Dynamics v9.0 or a previous version, NOW is the time to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP2010.

Want to upgrade and need Collins Computing's help? Please contact your Collins Managing Consultant, email us at support@collinscomputing, or call us at 949-457-0500.

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