End of Support for Microsoft Dynamics GP is Imminent. What are Your Options?

Digital migration is an ongoing process, and there’s no one technology that’s immune to upgrades, changes, or obsolescence. So what happens when the latest version of your ERP system becomes unsupported (like Microsoft Dynamics GP will be by 2028)?

The answer depends on what your priorities are. A decent software vendor will tell you it’s time to upgrade to a new release that’s more secure with increased privacy. Or, you may decide to stay with the ERP system but host it in a more secure, agile environment like Microsoft Azure.

But overall, migrating from Microsoft Dynamics GP to a more innovative, developed, and supported platform like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central should be a priority. It’s more secure, provides robust business management capabilities, and could lead to increased productivity, among other benefits.

Nonetheless, that’s not the only option, as you could decide to stay with GP as-is or host it in a more secure environment. So let’s explore all three options deeper!

Stay With Microsoft Dynamics GP As-Is

If you’re happy with the current functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP, this might be the best choice for you. You can continue using the same ERP system, but you’ll have to beware that you’ll receive no more security updates, bug fixes, new features, patches, etc., after January 2028. So if you want to keep using the most recent features and enjoy the most robust security, you’ll need to migrate away from GP.

Host In A More Secure Environment

You don’t necessarily have to go through the hassle of migrating to another solution. Instead, you could host your existing Microsoft Dynamics GP database in a more secure environment such as Microsoft Azure. The best part about hosting your GP server in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is that you won’t have to worry about any maintenance, patching, or upgrading. Plus, you get all the advantages of being able to scale up or down your IT resources whenever needed.

Migrate To Another Solution

Migrating to another solution is best if you value your peace of mind, security, and data integrity over staying with Microsoft Dynamics GP. There are many different solutions out there that offer similar functionality to Microsoft Dynamics GP. But one particular platform you want to pay closer attention to is Dynamics 365 Business Central, considering that Microsoft plans to shift its resources for innovation and development towards the platform in 2028.

But don’t just take our word for it; there are plenty of benefits of migrating to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Here are some reasons why:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a suite of powerful business management tools that help streamline operations and increase productivity. For example, you can easily manage inventory, track sales orders, create invoices, generate reports, and more.
  • It also has a built-in CRM tool that helps automate customer interactions and improve customer service.
  • It comes with an advanced reporting engine that allows you to analyze key performance indicators (KPI) and gain insights into your business.
  • The platform supports multiple languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, and others.
  • Plus, it has a robust mobile app that makes it easy to access information anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
  • Unlike Dynamics GP, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers more flexible licensing, as it’s licensed on a full SaaS model. That means you only pay for what you use, not upfront, like in the case of perpetual licenses.

TMC is Your Go-To GP to BC Migration Consultant!

Migrating your current ERP system to a more robust, secure, and scalable alternative is a big decision. It involves tons of crucial data, compliance requirements, and other factors that must be carefully considered. The good news is that TMC is here to help you make the right move. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that the migration process goes smoothly without complications. We’ve already helped hundreds of companies successfully transition their Microsoft Dynamics GP systems to Dynamics 365 Business Central, so we know exactly how to do it. Contact us today to learn more about our services.