Update: Great Plains Ships Release 6 Of eEnterprise, Dynamics - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Update: Great Plains Ships Release 6 Of eEnterprise, Dynamics

Great Plains Software Inc. has begun shipping release 6.0 of its back-office applications eEnterprise and Dynamics. All components, including its core accounting and enterprise resource planning applications, have been redesigned to run in a new Windows 2000-style interface, says Karen Engel, senior product manager for back-office applications.

Among new features in the release is software that lets field personnel file timesheets via the Internet. E-business applications have been updated, including the order-entry module, which can accept orders in any currency. Multiple payment methods can be used for an order, including gift certificates and multiple credit cards for a single purchase. Multilingual support has been added as well. And E-commerce apps now can be integrated with other systems using the Extensible Markup Language.

The release also includes enhanced report-writing functionality and an enhanced Explorer, which has the look of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. Great Plains' Explorer is used to browse the information an employee uses most often.

Dave Kramer, VP and CFO of H.M. Stauffer & Sons Inc. of Leola, Pa., says his company will upgrade as soon as possible because of enhanced E-business capabilities, including the enhanced E.Commerce and E.Order products that comprise the Web storefront. Stauffer produces pressure-treated lumber and builds roof and floor trusses. The company has a primarily Amish customer base, and Kramer says his company is exploring ways to provide kiosks in meeting places or lumber yards for customers to order from his company via the Internet. "The Amish are not against taking advantage of high technology, it is just not permitted in their homes," Kramer says.

The eEnterprise and Dynamics release 6.0 are available immediately in North America. Pricing for pre-configured systems begins at $30,000 in the United States.

Gartner Group analyst Tim Tow says the new release offers a higher degree of functionality and is more tightly integrated with Great Plains' E-commerce products. In addition, Tow says, release 6.0 is integrated with Siebel Systems Inc. CRM software. Great Plains also has said it will integrate its software with Logility Inc.'s supply-chain applications.

This makes release 6.0 the strongest package on the market for companies with revenue of $50 million to $250 million. "Great Plains is offering a comprehensive suite of products that enable small companies to do the kinds of things that previously only large companies could afford to do," says Tow.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Commentary
Where Cloud Spending Might Grow in 2021 and Post-Pandemic
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/19/2020
Slideshows
The Ever-Expanding List of C-Level Technology Positions
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/10/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll