Microsoft Dynamics GP is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing
Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Don Kapuscinski
As a Microsoft Dynamics GP reseller with a large manufacturing customer base, I was excited to see that the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) has evaluated and certified GP for discrete manufacturing for the enterprise software market. The TEC is a leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. They specialize in the impartial evaluation of the software selection process. The TEC has a plethora of information on software and vendors that can help prospects in determining which package is right for their company. Of course, the TEC is not a replacement for a trusted value added reseller, such as MRP. Since the TEC does go through an RFP for these reports, it is impossible to match an individual company’s actual processing requirements. I would not use a report or an RFP to finalize a software purchase.
“Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center. This Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software for discrete manufacturers. Data used in the Evaluation Center is obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to TEC analysts based on the responses Microsoft provided in its completed TEC RFI; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed Microsoft Dynamics GP RFI data against known benchmarks. As for functionality specific to ERP for discrete manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is a very good option for companies looking for strong manufacturing-specific functionality (e.g., MRP, manufacturing orders, etc.) but also for very good HR and financials support.”