RealWorld Corp. to Microsoft® Dynamics™ GP Time-Line
1981 1982-1983 1984-1992 1993 -1999 2000 2001
Originally written for mini-computers, RealWorld was modified for and sold by Radio Shack for their model TRS-80 computers Began selling through Dealers and expanded to include IBM Computers and other Operating Systems Released new modules and functionality making them a market leader in accounting software development Several ownership and management changes result in RealWorld Corp. being owned by Venture Capitalist Organization January 7, 2000 - RealWorld acquired by Great Plains Software located in Fargo, ND April, 2001 - Microsoft acquires Great Plains Software and forms Microsoft Business Solutions subsidiary.
      Y2K momemtum drives an increase in sales - market share and product offerings were not  RealWorls legacy software renamed Classic; Support and maintenance releases continue through June, 2003  
        RealWorld graphical software is retired and users are encouraged to migrate to Great Plains Dynamics 6.0  
2002 2003 - 2004 2005 2006 2007  
Great Plains 7.0 released MBS Great Plains 7.5 and 8.0 are released with integration to other MBS products including, CRM, and Retail Management System Microsoft re-introduces the Dynamics name with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 9.0 and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 3.0 Microsoft Dynamics innovations focuses on extensive collaboration functionality and powerful business intelligence through deep integration with Microsoft® Office and Microsoft SQL Server™.  Dynamics 10.0 available June, 2007  
  RealWorld Corporate offices in New Hampshire close.      Contact a local Microsoft Dynamics Dealer
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