Kevin Machayya is a 15-year veteran of Microsoft and Great Plains Software. He has held various roles in technical support, customer service, and sales operations. For the last 11 years, Kevin has focused on the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel through partner account management, readiness, marketing, resourcing/staffing and development programs.
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Wow! Time really flies by. I began my employment at Great Plains Software in April of 1998; therefore, I was still pretty much a newcomer at Great Plains in late 2000 when this announcement hit the newswires. If you want to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane you can find the official press release on the Microsoft News Center.
Obviously, a lot has changed in the ERP and CRM industry since the announcement of the acquisition (it was officially completed in April 2001). And we’ve seen the mergers of numerous software vendors over the last decade, including Microsoft’s purchase of Navision in 2002.
As a Microsoft Dynamics partner, if you have any stories you’d like to share related to the acquisitions, feel free to add a comment or two.
Also, take an additional light-hearted trip down the "GP logo memory lane" by visiting David Musgrave’s blog posting on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog.
The same day I was so happy because I am working on Great Plains since 1999