THE BEGINNING OF A MOVEMENT
THAT MATTERS FOR THE DYNAMICS GP COMMUNITY

by Chris Dobkins

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP partners and customers worldwide had a fantastic time celebrating #FabrikamDay on April 12, 2017. Not only did we have people from all corners of the globe from the United States to South Africa, Australia to Nigeria, Jordan to Canada take to social media and post fun photos of themselves and their teams with #FabrikamDay signs, but we also had a global virtual party hosted by Pam Misialek from the Mother Ship in Fargo.

This event was not only a fun time-it was also a time for reflection. Seeing posts of some of the old GP Installation Media and giveaways from some of Doug’s more memorable keynotes reminded me of how fortunate I am to be a part of this amazing community. I have spent my entire career working to “Improve the lives and business success of partners and customers.” And throughout my journey, I have not been alone. Most likely, you also have been there with me, in spirit if not in person as a part of this Great Plains Community.

If you are a GP Customer, you can stop reading this now and get on to watching this video that Njevity Team Member and Microsoft MVP, Belinda Allen, put together as a marker along our journey to help us celebrate our Dynamics GP community and how much this product that brought us all together means to each of us. I hope you can’t get the tune out of your head, that it becomes a bit of an earworm that follows you about as you go on your way. But mostly, I just hope you enjoy it.

 

If you are a GP Partner, stick around and indulge me for one more moment. Before you get on with your business, I’d like you to think back at the passion you had for Dynamics GP once upon a time. Remember how you’d get up every day and go to battle against the likes of MAS/90, Solomon, Epicor and too many other competitors to name. Remember how hard you once fought to win?

Every day we fought against inaccurate information about our product, mischaracterizations about our product’s future, and competitors slashing prices just to beat us any way they could. Every day was a new challenge to face, a new hill to take. We worked long hours, took time away from our families and did out best to defeat our opponents.

Why? Because we knew we had the best mid-market ERP offering in the world, and damned if we weren’t going to let mediocre products from lesser companies fool and deceive business owners into making a big mistake with their business. If you are like me, you knew that Dynamics GP was not only the best product on the market for SMB customers, but while competitors were trying to hit their quotas and satisfy their bottom lines to the detriment of many hardworking businesses, we were about so much more. We were on a mission, not to simply sell more software, but to improve the lives and business success of every customer we possibly could.

My friends, we STILL have the best mid-market ERP solution in the world! We still have sly competitors trying to fill the market with Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about our product and GP’s future. Why? Because that is the only way they can win. And for far too long we have let them get away with it. Today, I say: NO MORE!

Today, I ask you to join me in taking the fight to our competitor’s doorsteps. Today, I urge you to discard the distractions of desperate competitors. Today, I ask you to join me in fighting back. Today, we can turn the tide as we remind ourselves, our GP customers and our markets why Microsoft Dynamics GP is STILL the GREATEST Mid-Market ERP in the world.

When our opponents say that we are old, we will say that we are PROVEN. When challengers say our product is dead, we will remind them that our 48,000 customers worldwide dwarf the customer counts of our three leading competitors combined. When the competition says our technology is behind, we will show them Web Client, OData and Power BI. When the uninformed say Microsoft won’t invest in the product’s future, we will remind them of the significant investments made in Dynamics GP in the last 12 months alone.

So today, I ask you to watch this fun video and reminisce. Then turn your eyes to the future, stand up and join me in shouting NO MORE. Join me in getting back about the business of Improving the Lives and Business Success of our Customers!

Join me in the #GPRevolution, because together, we are #GPStrong!

It starts today, and it starts with you.

If you are interested in hearing more about our company and the plans we have for the Dynamics GP community, contact us today. We would love to talk to you!