What’s the highlight of this event? Elcome International LLC, with whom I have been proudly associated with for the past 1.7 years, presented Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Customer Testimony. Mr.Jimmy Grewal, Executive Director, Elcome International LLC, briefed about Elcome’s GP experience and future plans.
Is that all? Nope. There is one more information that I would like to share with you all from this event. Specifically, for those who predict a doomsday for GP and it’s future, with all due respect, I would like to assure you that GP IS HERE TO STAY AND MICROSOFT IS IN NO MOOD TO DISCONTINUE WITH GP. This was mentioned by none other than Microsoft MBS Product Manager (Gulf), Mr.Ahmed Salama.
There is an interesting statistic which I would like to share and emphasis on my point: Microsoft Dynamics is having 1500 customers in GCC region excluding Egypt, North Africa and Saudi Arabia. Out of these 1500 customers, 40% is for Microsoft Dynamics GP. That calculates to 600 customers. These 600 customers include some of the high profile customers including Elcome International LLC. If we consider overall customers count across this vast globe, Microsoft has more reasons to support this product than abandoning it.
Even us, human beings, have limited lifetime. We still enjoy our life and we live it to it’s fullest, don’t we? Like that, I love this wonderful product called Dynamics GP and I AM IN NO DARN MOOD TO LEAVE THIS PRODUCT.
Hi Vaidhy,It’s really glad news that GP will stay in future. It’s very difficult for MS to discontinue GP next day. In fact it will have huge impact on existing customers. For example Solomon also in the market and MS can’t discontinue the same. But here the question is? What is the future of GP when compared with AX & NAV? I have seen one presentation from SAP by comparing Microsoft ERPs. In that presentation SAP itself not worry about GP and that product (GP) is not all in competition list. But if you look at AX & NAV they are (SAP & ORACLE) more worried. So it’s implying that the product don’t have a good future like other products (AX, NAV). At the same time MS itself is giving more importance for AX to promoting the product.I am a true lover of GP and still loving the product. If MS bring GP in front, then I will be the happiest person like you.PS: I am not pinpointing any product but love GP as well as AX.Sajeesh