I have to admit that translating Microsoft Dynamics GP is a daunting task, especially if your translation techniques rely on the traditional Dexterity string translation used over the years by many international partners providing some sort of non-English version of Dynamics GP for customers abroad.
I have myself done my fair share of Dynamics GP translation work, first with the Spanish version for Latin America and later on with a prototype Russian version. But have to admit, the process is a bit tedious. And what about double-byte languages? There is really no support for this in Dexterity, so translation efforts are limited to single-byte languages.
With this said, I have been fascinated by Multilingual GP. These folks have taken translating Microsoft Dynamics GP to the next level. Not only do they translate the user interface (forms and reports), but they go as far as rendering data on screens and reports in other languages. Can you imagine that? If for example a user stores an item description in English, Multilingual GP can take that data and translate it into any of the supported languages on the fly!
Take a look at the following videos posted on YouTube:
Multilingual GP for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Printing Arabic Invoice
Printing Chinese Invoice
If you are considering implementing Dynamics GP in a multi-country environment, then this is the product you should be looking at.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC