Are you thinking about transitioning from your Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central? There are a few things to keep in mind before you start the process. Wherever you may be on this journey, it is helpful to have a quick breakdown to reference and we can help with that.
Microsoft Dynamics GP vs Business Central
Microsoft Dynamics GP and Business Central are business management solutions that allow better, more efficient control over your important business processes. Both of them are full-fledged mid-market ERP systems. But Business Central features newer cloud-enabled technologies with a more modern interface, which allows you fewer limitations, more security, and lower costs, including deep integration with Office 365, Power Platform capabilities, and advanced AI and ML-enabled scenarios.
Dynamics Business Central comes with an intuitive user interface that provides an effortless experience. Integrations like BI and CRM and functions like distribution and warehousing have an advanced level of functionality in Business Central than GP. One of the most significant differences between GP and Business Central is that Business Central has an integrated CRM. But if you’re using GP, you have to integrate Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales to add CRM capabilities.
Moving to Business Central online
Moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central in the cloud will give you the benefits of a true cloud solution, such as easy 24/7 access from anywhere, any device with Microsoft’s secure servers, seamless upgrades, easy integration building through web APIs, and reduced hardware costs. What’s more? If you’re on any mainstream supported version of Dynamics GP, you can directly transition to Business Central without an interim upgrade to a later GP version.
If you’re still not sure about transitioning to Business Central from GP, you can continue to use Dynamics GP in production and check out Business Central with your data by using the cloud migration tool. You can weigh the benefits the cloud offers and review your data through the Intelligent Cloud Insights page in Dynamics GP. You can also stay on your GP version by renewing your Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP).
If you are using Dynamics GP 2015 or later, you can use the Dynamics GP Cloud Migration to transition master, transactional, and historical data from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central. If you’re on Dynamics GP 2015 or later, you can move directly to Business Central without requiring an interim upgrade to a later GP version.
Discount on license and professional help
GP users can get Business Central at a discounted price with End of Plan Transition SKU. It is a discounted price for eligible DPL customers transitioning to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central:
• If you’re currently on BREP and are ready to move your primary deployment to the cloud
• If you drop BREP from DPL on-premises license
The transition can be easier by collaborating with a trusted Microsoft partner, who can guide you through the entire process. If you’re planning to move from Dynamics GP to Business Central, get in touch with the experts at DynExpress for a consultation.