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Distinguishing Between Dynamics Great Plains Business Portal and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007


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    • 1.
      • Presented By: Peter Ward
      • January 24 th , 2007
      Do you know which direction to take?
    • 2.
      • Thank you for attending this web X
      • The conference call dial in will be put on mute for the presentation
      • Q&A – We will have time at the end of the presentation for questions
      • A copy of the presentation is on my blog:
    • 3.
      • Brief history of both products
      • Technical architecture of each product
      • Appropriate business scenarios for each product
      • Session Review
      • Question and Answer session
    • 4.
      • Business Portal
      • 2001 – Microsoft enter the Business Applications space as they acquire Great Plains
      • 2002- Microsoft Business Solutions announce their new release road map- GREEN Java, html
      • 2003- Microsoft Business Solutions Releases Microsoft Business Portal- .
        • -Role-based model.
        • -Configurability. Microsoft Business Portal includes predefined roles with related processes and access to business information related to those roles.
      • -NET architecture. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Business Frame work
      • -Security. Microsoft Business Portal's .NET
      • -Business Frame work
      • 2004 Release - Microsoft Dynamics Business Portal Version 1.2 GP 8
      • 2004 Release Business Portal 2.0 with GP 8
        • Unique workflows
      • 2005 Release Business Portal 3.0 compatible with GP 9
      • Business Portal SDK for customizations
      • Development – Business Portal software development kit.
      • Business Portal 4.0
        • Built on the SharePoint wss framework- Leveraging existing technology investment.
        • Development- SharePoint Server Development tool kit, not Business Portal SDK
    • 5.  
    • 6.
      • SharePoint
      • 1997 – 1999
      • Site Server (and Site Server Commerce Edition
      • 1998 Microsoft announced that the next version of Exchange, codename Platinum
      • 1999 A toolkit originally called the Digital Dashboard Starter Kit was released as a free download and introduced Microsoft's first portal framework.
      • 2000 – 2001
      • 2000 – Windows 2000 (upgrade from NT 4.0) and active directory
      • 2001, SPS 2001 was finally released- with workflow
      • add-on to Office 2000 called SharePoint Team Services (STS) - web-based team collaboration
      • 2002 – 2003
      • 2003, Microsoft released a new version of Office - Office 2003
      • STS was renamed Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)
      • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 released – Without workflows
      • Content Server 2002 released (re branded 3 rd party product)
      • 2004 – 2006
      • 2006 SharePoint Office SharePoint Server 2007 release
      • -Merged content management server
      • -Off line synchronization
      • -Integration with Business Scorecard Manager
      • -Windows workflow foundation
    • 7. 2007 Office System Infrastructure to streamline the way people do business A SharePoint Portal
    • 8. SharePoint Business Portal 4.0 SQL, Win 2003 technology base Yes Yes Active Directory integration Yes Yes Out of box GP integration No Yes Integration ton to Office/ Outlook Yes Yes Self service web part model Yes Yes Lists-Document, announcements, links, etc Yes Yes Ideal for custom development Yes Yes/ No Strong development community behind product Yes No Abundance of technical documentation Yes No
    • 9. Scenario SharePoint Server 2007 Business Portal 4.0 Corporate intranet site Yes No HR On boarding work flow Yes Yes Requisition request form to GP Yes Yes workflows-GR, AR, AP, Batch Approvals, PO, Sales Credit Limit Override No Yes Custom workflows across a company Yes No Out of the box integration to GP No Yes I want to view financial spreadsheet data Yes Yes I want to new Dynamic financial data Yes No Migrate files from a network to a web portal Yes No Custom forms Yes No
    • 10.
      • Q- Can I search GP data in SharePoint without having Business Portal installed?
      • A – Yes, using the Database Business Catalog, which needs to be configured. If you already had Business Portal installed, this data business catalog could be used
      • Q- Does Business Portal use the Windows Workflow Foundation?
      • A- No, it uses its own
      • Q – Can I develop on the Business Portal platform?
      • A – Not really, not without hitting some design barriers. Recommended that you use the SharePoint platform.
    • 11.
      • They key question- What are you intending to do and share?
      • Not every business wants financial information on the web for everyone to see
      • Business Portal is a tool in the web solution, not the solution.
      • Both products are going to be around for further releases
    • 12.  
    • 13. Peter Ward Business Collaboration Manager E: [email_address] P: 212-502-3937 W: B:
    • 14.
      • What is Convergence?
      • Convergence is the premier Microsoft Dynamics event, bringing customers, team members and industry experts together in an environment created for you to discuss solutions, address business needs and establish a true community that can be leveraged throughout the year.
      • When is Convergence? March 11 th – 14 th
      • Where is Convergence? Orlando, Fl
    • 15.
      • Join the Microsoft Dynamics community
        • User Experience Lounge
        • Technical Support Desk
      • Build your skills
        • Breakout Sessions
        • Hands-On Labs
        • Chalk & Talks
        • Expos
      • Learn about the vision and strategy of Microsoft and the business-technology industry
        • Keynote speeches-featuring Steve Ballmer and Kirill Tatarinov.
        • General sessions-learn more about the full range of Microsoft Dynamics solutions, business intelligence software, and an array of Microsoft services.
    • 16.
      • What does it Cost?
      • Before January 11 th - $1,195 per person
      • Regular conference fee is $1,495
      • (There is a discount of $100 off each registration past the 2 nd attendee)
      • Convergence Website
      • How do I Register?
        • Email [email_address] or call (212) 502-3923