Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Portal 2.0
new ability to be installed as a Windows SharePoint Services site,
Microsoft DynamicsTM GP Business Portal 2.0 will deliver
significant benefits to Microsoft Dynamics GP. Business Portal 2.0 provides role-based access to information
and processes from a single Web-based portal, integrating seamlessly
with Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver
applications, information, and processes to employees, customers, and
partners across the organization.
The combination of Windows SharePoint
Services and Microsoft Dynamics Business Portal 2.0 allows you to:
- Share and collaborate on documents –
store, share, and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and
other documents by adding Document Libraries to portal pages.
- Create new pages and parts more easily –
Business Portal Web parts are built as native SharePoint Web
parts, enabling time-saving drag-and-drop page design.
- Add Excel graphs to Portal pages – Microsoft
Dynamics Business Portal Web parts can be connected to SharePoint Excel Web
parts, providing new charting abilities for business data.
- Add sites for projects and meetings – Create
pages with all the resources that team members need – including
Calendars, Participant Lists, Announcements, Document Libraries, and
other Web parts – to record activities, share and edit documents,
track meeting notes, and provide links to other relevant sites.
- Connect to external data sources – Expand
the reach of business information by exposing not only Microsoft Great
Plains data, but other sources of business information to your Microsoft
Business Portal site.
- Connect with any Windows SharePoint Services Web part -
All Windows SharePoint Services Web Parts created by any developer are
compatible with Business Portal 2.0.
Other enhancements to Microsoft
Dynamics Business Portal 2.0:
- The HRM Self Service Suite
now includes multi-level direct reports and performance history review.
- Employee user pricing has been reduced
Please note that Windows SharePoint Services is part of Windows
Server 2003, which means that you will need to be running
Windows Server 2003 to implement Microsoft Dynamics Business Portal 2.0.