Monroe College is elated over the recent donation of the latest version of Microsoft’s Dynamics GP professional accounting software that has an estimated value of $125,000. The use of the software in Monroe’s Accounting curriculum will enable students to master applications that are used by major multinational corporations, thereby broadening their career options.
“We’re excited about adding Dynamics GP,” said Monroe Accounting Department Chair JacobLamar. “This incredible generosity by Microsoft will benefit our students tremendously. As aresult, they will be qualified for better-paying jobs as their accounting careers progress.”In 1998, the Monroe College Accounting Department was one of the first to use Great PlainsSoftware in the classroom. Purchased by Microsoft for a reported $1 billion and renamed Dynamics GP, the software is becoming increasingly popular. For example, when Monroe students learn the systems modules of Dynamics GP, they become more successful as IBM employees.
According to the Microsoft web site, Microsoft Dynamics GP is a comprehensive businessmanagement solution built on the highly scalable and affordable platform of Microsoft technologies. It offers a cost-effective solution for managing and integrating finances, e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, customer relationships, and human resources.
“Monroe is one of the few colleges that utilizes seven different computerized accountingsoftware packages in its accounting curriculum,” explained Professor Lamar, “and this addition of Microsoft Dynamics GP is further indication that we’re one of the most technically advanced. Ironically we’re one of the only colleges that teaches accounting manually as well as on computers; therefore, our accounting students become masters of both accounting theory and real world applications.”