Great Plains Suite Gets a Face-Lift

At Microsoft's Convergence conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, officials detailed the company's latest Great Plains release and talked about a road map for the namesake manufacturing and accounting ERP suite.

At Microsofts Convergence conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, officials detailed the companys latest Great Plains release and talked about a road map for the namesake manufacturing and accounting ERP suite.

New portal functionality in Great Plains 8.0 includes a human resources management self-service suite, a requisition management module, a project time and expense module, and an electronic document delivery capability. The more efficient processes within 8.0 make it easier for users to track and manage supply chain and manufacturing data and processes, officials said.

For releases beyond Great Plains 8.0, Microsoft is focusing on simplifying the suites transactional processes. In addition, the company will add enhancements to the reporting functions, enhanced government compliance capabilities, and features for product and services businesses, officials said.