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The tools to help our Partners sell, deploy and support Microsoft Dynamics GP continue to roll out!

The Microsoft® Dynamics™ GP Consultant Toolkit for both GP 8.0 and GP 9.0 released to PartnerSource today. This toolkit, which is available exclusively to partners enrolled in a Microsoft Business Solutions partner service plan, provides proven implementation guidelines, processes, and project management tools that have been field-tested and approved as best practices. The goal: help partners close more deals and increase customer satisfaction along the way. Because we’ve worked with Partners, Support, Consulting, Development, Training and a host of other internal and external GP stakeholders, we believe this Consultant Toolkit will:

  • Provide reusable tools and templates that alleviate ‘reinventing the wheel’ for each implementation project.

  • Help partners set customer expectations for implementation projects properly and help partners budget time and resources realistically.

  • Assure that partners can deliver predictable roadmaps and standardized documentation to their customers that foster communication thought implementation projects.

  • Deliver prescriptive guidance to training consultants for utilizing proven tools and templates which increase customer satisfaction.

  • Result in increased sales. Service offerings included in the consultant toolkits – such as Microsoft QuickStart and Microsoft QuickPlan – provide partners with billable solutions for overcoming implementation roadblocks. Sales tools included in the toolkits help partners effectively position and sell service offerings and implementation management to their customers.

If you’d care to download the toolkit for GP, here is the direct URL: Microsoft Dynamics GP Consultant Toolkit or please visit the Consultant Resource Center. The Consultant Resource Center can be accessed through PartnerSource > Services & Service Plans > Consultant Resource Center under the quick links section. Partners can also navigate to the Consultant Resource Center through PartnerSource > Communities > Consulting.

This has been a HUGE work effort spearheaded by our own Joe Pytlik, in conjunction with dozens of GP stakeholders inside and outside the Microsoft organization. Congratulations to Joe on pulling together this immense amount of content and putting it together in a format that will me most effective for Partners.