Iris Schimke is CEO of Express Information Systems, a Texas-based Microsoft Dynamics GP partner serving Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.

Microsoft Dynamics GP was named the top choice of QuickBooks alternatives by a recent study from Finding Accounting SoftwareThe number of companies making the shift from QuickBooks to to Dynamics was high across the board in multiple industries. The study was based on the reviews of over 4,000 reviews from consumers in different industries.

Percentage of buyers who reviews Microsoft Dynamics GP by Industry

  • 47.4% Distribution
  • 34.2% Professional Services
  • 31.8% Retail
  • 30% Government
  • 26% Manufacturing
  • 23.7% Non-Profit
  • 18.5 Property Management
  • 18.2% Construction & Contractor Services

So what makes Dynamics the favorite for so many industries? Since it’s original release in 1993 Dynamics has been a huge leader in the marketplace, adding and growing with Microsoft and the business world as a whole.

But what makes Dynamics special? What really causes QuickBooks customers to make the change to Dynamics over other products when they have reached a ceiling with QuickBooks? What makes it the QuickBooks alternative? Some may say it is a combination of it’ familiar feel, easy learning curve and capabilities and the strong support network that comes with it.

Familiar environment

The interface is very similar to it’s Microsoft sister product, Outlook making it much easier for users to adapt and learn the system. Having a familiar system cuts down on the need for training and lets works spend more time being productive and using the system than learning it.

Made to make everyday tasks easier

The system provides users allows businesses to handle multiple things on one database. The latest version includes a customizable homepage, financial dashboard, purchase order entry, ad hoc queries, reminders and dashboards, business analyzer quick links and customizable reminders/alerts..

Strong support system

Because of it’s Microsoft’s extensive network customers have access to multiple sources of expertise. From location to industry specific questions there is always an expert to help you get the most out of your product.  Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions include a 10-year support lifecycle.

Regardless of your industry and business system needs it is worth it to do further research into what Dynamics GP may be able to offer you.