Top Reasons For Migrating From Dynamics GP To D365 Business Central

Are you wanting to upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics GP To Dynamics 365 Business Central? In this blog, we will explore the top ten reasons for why it would be beneficial to make the switch to D365 Business Central from Dynamics GP.

Origin of Dynamics GP

In February 1993, a company named Great Plains developed the application Dynamics GP. In late 2000, Microsoft purchased Great Plains. Since its inception, Dynamics GP became one of the most popular options for managing Enterprise resource planning. With time, Dynamics GP changed its features and became indispensable for several small to medium businesses.

However, with time the requirement started changing. Companies began looking for better scopes with advanced digital transformations to achieve more.

Entry of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

In this scenario, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central entered the market. The Dynamics GP users are well acquainted with the technology and what it can bring for them daily.

Nevertheless, some compelling reasons why the businesses should move to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central.

Migrating from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central – Top 10 reasons

1. Perfect cloud solution

Unlike Dynamics GP, Microsoft D365 Business central is a perfect cloud-based solution for small to medium businesses. As a result, the business owner can use the software anytime, anywhere, 365x24x7. Even one can use the windows system or iOS desktop, laptop, mobile, or whatever to access the data by downloading it from windows store, apple store, or google play. Whereas Dynamics GP is not a suitable cloud solution, and Microsoft has already stated that the upgradation is still not there in their plans. So, GP is not an ideal option for modern technologies, businesses, and tools.

2. Upgraded technology

Microsoft D365 Business central is a next-generation application that is easy to customize. One can customize any screen and enhance business efficiency. It has a user-friendly and intuitive look.

3. Upgrades are free

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central upgradation is free of cost. As a result, you don’t need to pay again and again for upgrading to the updated version. Isn’t it a great way to get a good return on investment?

4. Easy Migration

If a business needs to implement a new ERP, staying with Microsoft will make the migration process more manageable. Automated data migration tools can migrate all data from Dynamics GP to Microsoft Dynamics 365 business central. The most beneficial part is that the data migration will be for the master data or standing data and the transactional data that has been done in the long past.

5. Scalability

Business central gives a business the scope to flex up or down depending upon the requirement of the Business.

6. Seamless Integration

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central is integrated with other products of Microsoft, like outlook, excel, or word, and most importantly, the Microsoft power platform. Hence it is an easy and intelligent decision to buy all Microsoft products for seamless integration for all operations.

7. Ongoing upgradation

Microsoft has announced that it will upgrade the Dynamics 365 Business central thrice every year until 2024 or even more. This will help to have an Intelligent Edge enhancement and the top features by the GP community suggestion.

8. Cost-effective

Dynamics GP is slightly expensive every year. But with Microsoft Dynamics 365 business central, a business can run an ERP solution cost-effectively.

9. Security

If we consider the security aspect, Dynamics 365 Business central is of higher security than Dynamics GP.

10. Large developer community supports it

Microsoft D365 Business Central is reinforced by approximately 1,000 dedicated applications that encompass its capabilities, developed by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). These apps can cover nearly any need, like starting from credit card payments to warehouse management and beyond.

To summarize, it can be said that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central wins the competitive edge at least to some extent than Dynamics GP.

Looking to Migrate from Dynamics GP to D365 Business Central? We at Dynamics Square always recommend an in-depth consultation before deciding on what works best for you.

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Vivek Gururani

Vivek is a Digital marketing expert at Dynamics Square, specializing in crafting compelling content on advanced tech topics such as ERP, CRM, cloud computing, AI, ML, BI and more. His profound passion for the digital landscape has led him to explore and master diverse fields including SEO, SEM, content strategy, and data-driven marketing.


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