Friday, November 9, 2007

Dynamics GP on Mobile

Eric Wauters, a prominent NAV blogger, writes a great post about an ISV (GoIntegration) providing mobile solutions for Dynamics NAV. I checked their website and found they have a Great Plains version as well.

HandApps Mobile Sales GPE (Great Plains Edition)

Previously I've seen customers set up a VPN and remote in to a server, to enter their transactions from a remote location. This makes sense when you are using GP remotely from say a conference or summit. The mobile app would fit in ideally for Sales rep who are mostly on move and need to carry out certain specific actions when they are on the field.

Eric, saw a demo of the product and says - he thought it was pretty user friendly -

First impression was that it was very user-friendly. Fact that PocketPC machines doesn't have much place on the screen was solved by sort of tooltips: touching the screen on certain fields shows more info about that field.


Last nice feature he showed was printing the receipt from the device.

Viewing customer, product information and adding orders while on the move, can definitely fit in well for certain businesses.

I like to be aware of alternatives before I recommend a product to somebody, so I researched for other mobile GP products and found this one -


A sales force automation Pocket PC application that interfaces with Navision and Great Plains. It allows your sales force to wirelessly send orders, share route information, check stock, etc….

EZ Route seems to be more focused, with lesser features, but I have no personal experience, so I can't comment. If anybody reading, has used Mobile apps for Great Pains - drop in a line or a comment.

Till then, I think the Citrix installations will rule the day.

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