We are pleased to report that Gartner Group, a leading technology research firm, has given Microsoft Corp. and its enterprise resource planning (ERP) product line even higher marks than before.

According to Gartner: “Magic Quadrant focuses on ERP systems that support a single-instance strategy for multi-entity midmarket and upper-midmarket companies.” In fact, Gartner says it is the company that coined the ERP acronym more than 30 years ago.

Gartner’s defines ERP as a technology strategy that automates and links administrative and operational business capabilities (such as finance, HR, purchasing, manufacturing and distribution) with appropriate levels of integration that balance the benefits of vendor-delivered integration against business flexibility and agility.”

The Magic Quadrant is based on the ability of organizations “to support the combined administrative and operational needs of product-centric companies.”Product-centric companies can vary from less than 10 employees up to hundreds of thousands of employees.

Gartner puts Microsoft Dynamics in the “Visionaries” category, which gets us very excited as a Microsoft Gold partner.