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When Great Plains Software was manipulative and mounting Great Plains Dynamics/Dynamics CS+/eEnterprise - it sited numerous elemental ethics into the system

1. Computer platform independence. If you care about the job in the mainframe software activity those days (earlier 1990-th) - minion knew which administrative center mainframe platform will be the winner: IBM PC clones with Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh with Mac OS or a little like Sun SPARC. This is why graphical multiplatform idea was admired among software developers. Also there was a myth about C/C++ languages, operational alike on all computers.

2. Database platform freedom - there was the need for forthcoming surviving. Battle on the file advertise was also very tough: Oracle, Ingress, Sybase, DB2, Ctree/Faircom, Btrieve (Pervasive SQL 2000 later on)

In order to accomplish these two ideology Great Plains Software produced its own education atmosphere and training idiom - Great Plains Ability (DYNAMICS. DIC, REPORTS. DIC, FORMS. DIC are Adroitness dictionaries).

At this point customization principles were clarified:

1. If you need not to be faulted integration with Great Plains Dynamics, operational in the realm of Dynamics collateral and list autonomous data access/modification - you do it in Great Plains Dexterity.

2. If your customization be supposed to be light then you allure to the customization tools advent with your laptop platform. Very soon Microsoft Windows took the market, so VBA was the way to go.

3. As soon as Microsoft Windows kicked Mac OS from the bureau computers market, accepted third party Microsoft-friendly tools were optional - good case in point is Rock Reports

4. When Microsoft SQL Head waiter won the list marketplace - Great Plains Software began migration canvass from Ctree/Faircom, Btrieve/Pervasive SQL to MS SQL Ma?tre d'h?tel 7. 0 and later 2000

Finally, when Microsoft bought Great Plains Software, Microsoft Big business Solutions curved to be more apprehensive about its ERP food migration and transformation into so-called suites: Microsoft Financial, Microsoft Logistics, Microsoft Manufacturing, Microsoft Human Funds and appealing much abandoned the promotion of conventional tools: Great Plains Dexterity, VBA, ReportWriter, Continuum, Integration Manager. As a acting patch to allow . Net brainwashing it on the loose such tools as eConnect.

Right now (2004-2005) we are in the transformation phase when old tools, such as Ability are still in concert crucial role, but if you are idea about customization, you almost certainly change for the better care about SQL Ma?tre d'h?tel scripts/views/stored procs, if you have customization finances - make a do research on eConnect. Try to make as much web publishing in Visual Studio. Net as possible. Use Rock Hearsay aim and our approval is to base Precious stone Bang on SQL View or Stored Procedure.

Good luck with installation, implementation, customization, development, upgrade and if you have issues or concerns - we are here to help! If you want us to do the job - give us a call 1-866-528-0577! help@albaspectrum. com

About The Author

Andrew Karasev is Chief Know-how Bureaucrat in Alba Spectrum Technologies - USA all over the country Great Plains, Microsoft CRM customization company, based in Chicago, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado, Canada, UK, Australia and having locations in many states and worldwide (www. albaspectrum. com), he is CMA, Great Plains Expert Master, Dexterity, SQL, C#. Net, Gemstone Intelligence and Microsoft CRM SDK developer. You can associate Andrew: andrewk@albaspectrum. com; akarasev@albaspectrum. com

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