Microsoft recently published the
Though there’s no definitive sunset date on Dynamics GP, now is an ideal time to consider migrating to the future of Microsoft mid-market ERP, Dynamics 365 Business Central, or moving Dynamics GP to the cloud. This is not a process that can or should be rushed, so though 2028 seems lightyears away now, the time will slip by quickly. Being informed and having a plan for what’s on the horizon is good common sense.
Switching to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Though GP—Microsoft’s tried-and-true ERP solution—is not going anywhere at the moment, there are strategic advantages to migrating to Business Central. To clarify: GP and Business Central are both mid-market ERP solutions, achieving the same things in different ways. Released in
So, for companies hosting GP on-premises, the switch to Business Central removes all costs and worries associated with servers, including the regular maintenance and any upgrades, and improves security and accessibility. Business Central Software as a Service (SaaS) licenses are paid per user per month starting at
Moving to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud
If your organization is not ready to part with Dynamics GP, it’s understandable. Migrating to a new ERP solution is a large undertaking and is a decision that requires much consideration. An alternative option for organizations using legacy Dynamics GP on-premises is to migrate GP to the Azure cloud, and these organizations can also use Azure Active Directory for sign-in security. Dynamics GP licenses hosted on Azure start at
Consider this migration to GP on the Azure cloud as a middle-ground transition that will benefit the organization in the moment while making a future switch to Business Central easier. As our CEO Janelle Riley discusses in a
What's the takeaway?
Microsoft Dynamics GP’s lifecycle has been extended to 2028 and beyond. While this is reassuring, organizations can benefit from switching to Business Central or migrating their current Dynamics GP to the Azure cloud.
Business Central and the legacy Dynamics GP are both mid-market ERP solutions, but Business Central has distinct benefits: It is cloud-native, fast, cost-effective, scalable, flexible, and integrates seamlessly with other Dynamics 365 apps and Microsoft 365 apps like Teams and Excel.
Even if your organization decides it is not time to move ERP solutions, moving GP from on-premises to the Azure cloud is a strong move to enable future migrations.
Put together a plan
If your organization is evaluating a transition from Dynamics GP, our team can provide recommendations and a plan for your future.