A popular and long-time accounting and finance solution for SMBs, Microsoft’s Dynamics GP (Great Plains) allows companies to control their financials, inventory, and operations. Whether to stick with Dynamics GP instead of upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) isn’t an easy decision. Still, we believe there are good reasons to consider a Dynamics GP upgrade to the more feature-rich D365 BC.
We understand many companies have been happily using Great Plains for more than 30 years. But while Microsoft will, for the foreseeable future, continue supporting Great Plains with security enhancements, bug fixes, and some limited new features, it will no longer offer significant advances in the technology platform. That makes a Dynamics GP upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central something that you should give serious consideration.
When Microsoft launched Dynamics 365 Business Central three years ago, many businesses decided to continue using legacy solutions such as Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV. Others made the switch to the newer software, which offers more modern technology, tailored features, and an intuitive interface. There are many reasons to upgrade Dynamics GP to Business Central. In light of where technology is heading, two of the most compelling are:
If your organization is ready to make a move to D365 Business Central and enjoy all its innovative technology and features, here’s a 5-step checklist to ensuring your launch goes smoothly and enables your business’ growth and success.
Last but not least, work with a Microsoft Cloud Partner who can help you complete each of these steps and provide you with the end-to-end assessment, design, launch, and support services to make sure your Dynamics GP upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central goes as smoothly as possible.
The bottom line? We believe a Dynamics GP upgrade to D365 BC isn’t a question of if but of when. And in our view, the sooner, the better. Yes, you do have short-term options that make sticking with Dynamics GP workable, but considering, planning, and budgeting today can get you better prepared for an inevitable switch tomorrow.