If you are a Dynamics GP Version 10 or Version 2010 user, you may think this post is going to be mostly about the 150 new features that are part of Dynamics GP 2013.  …but “What’s New in GP 2013?” has already been covered by a few good bloggers.

This post is about the slew of additional value that Microsoft is providing to its user base simply for paying your annual enhancement plan and transitioning to GP 2013.

The first thought that comes to my mind is that unlimited payroll users are free.  We had a client 3 years ago pay over $40,000 for payroll and HR.  Now most of the costs to making this transition are in paying us to setup their payroll.  Here in Minnesota more than in other places I’ve lived (Illinois, Pennsylvania) people avoid doing their own payroll and sub it out to services such as ADP and Payroll.  Most do this because it’s convenient, they don’t have to worry about filing taxes, and the justify it doesn’t cost that much.  …but now GP 2013 users will need to reconsider.

While ADP for example certainly offers more and better features than GP, our client from 3 years ago saves over $100,000 per year.  This client had over 2,000 employees.  Add on top of that no cost for payroll-just implementation services…and most would agree that they need to reconsider even if the thought of bringing payroll in house is not a favorite idea.

…so on to the useful facts.

Clients that currently own modular based Dynamics GP (Standard or Professional) and transition to GP2013 will receive additional modules that they would not need to purchase.

Clients that own Business Ready Licensing Business Essentials will now receive the following modules when they transition to GP2013, they would have had to purchase under their current plan.  In the “Starter Pack” they will receive Cashbook Bank Management, Electronic Reconciliation Management, Federal Magnetic Media, Human Resources, Payroll (US), Payroll Connect, Payroll Direct Deposit, Position Control, Extended Pricing, Time and Expense, Unlimited Management Reporter Designer User, Unlimited Management Reporter Viewer User, Connector for Microsoft Dynamics, and Modifier With Visual Basic For Applications.

Clients that are currently on Business Ready Licensing Advanced Management and transition to GP2013 will now receive the following modules:  In the “Starter Pack” they will receive Cashbook Bank Management, Electronic Reconciliation Management, Federal Magnetic Media, Human Resources, Payroll (US), Payroll Connect, Payroll Direct Deposit, Position Control, Extended Pricing, Time and Expense, Unlimited Management Reporter Designer User, Unlimited Management Reporter Viewer User, Connector for Microsoft Dynamics, and Modifier With Visual Basic For Applications.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Perpetual Starter Pack Functionality

Financial Management
General Ledger with AFA
Account Level Security
Cash Flow Management
Fixed Asset Management
Intercompany
National Accounts
Multicurrency Management
Analytical Accounting
Revenue/Expense Deferrals
Bank Reconciliation
Electronic Banking Suite
Safe Pay
Cashbook Bank Management
Electronic Bank Management
Electronic Reconciliation Management
Payables Management
Receivables Management
Customer/Vendor Consolidations
Lockbox Processing
Refund Checks
Grant Management
Encumbrance Management
Field Level Security
Process Server

Languages
Multiple Language Pricing

Business Intelligence & Reporting
Unlimited Mgmt Reporter Designer User
Unlimited Mgmt Reporter Viewer User
Analysis Cubes Library
Advanced Analysis Cubes Library

Human Resource Management
Human Resources Unlimited Employees
Payroll (US) Unlimited Employees
Payroll (Canada) Unlimited Employees
Payroll Direct Deposit
Federal Magnetic Media
Payroll Connect
Position Control
HRM Self Service Suite

Supply Chain Management
Invoicing
Sales Order Processing w/ Adv Invoicing
Extended Pricing
Order Management
Inventory Control
Bill of Materials
Purchase Order Processing/Receivings
Landed Cost
PO Generator
Requisition Management
Time and Expense

Workspace Collaboration
Unlimited Business Portal

Configuration and Development
Modifier with Visual Basic for Applications
Customization Site License
Integration Manager – Conversions
Connector for Microsoft Dynamics

In the “Extended Pack” GP 2013 clients will receive Distribution Suite,  Forecaster Unlimited, Manufacturing Suite, Project Accounting, Contract Administration, Service Call Management, Depot Management, and Preventive Maintenance.

Additional Functionality that can be purchased in addition to the Starter Pack and the Extended Pack are as follows:

Customization Pack includes Integration Suite and Customization Suite

SmartList Builder Pack includes SmartList Builder, Excel Report Builder, Navigation List Builder, and Drill Down Builder

Extended Human Resource and Payroll includes HR Advanced, Payroll Advanced, PTO Manager, and Benefits Self Service

That’s a lot of software…especially since the cost of your enhancement plan doesn’t change when you make this transition.  We look forward to helping our Twin Cities and surrounding state clients make this transition.

For additional exciting information about Dynamics GP 2013 please link here to Microsoft’s site.