There is a lot of literature in the business world that recommends organizations using Microsoft Dynamics GP to upgrade to its successor, the Dynamics 365 Business Central. In the wake of this information conundrum, the big question that organizations are asking is “why?” If both Microsoft solutions serve the same purpose as an ERP, why upgrade to Business Central from Dynamics 365 GP? What does Business Central offer that would convince someone to make the switch? In this blog, we are attempting to unravel the puzzle, put all the pieces in the right place, and find the answer for all these questions.
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Defining Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business central
Microsoft Dynamics GP is an on-premise Business Management solution, which enables you get better and efficient control over your financials, inventory, and operations. It is a flexible, configurable, and quick business management solution that can handle the management of your financial, accounting, inventory, operations, sales, service, HR, payroll, BI, and reporting.
On the other hand, while Dynamics 365 Business Central is also a business management solution, here are the differentiators. It has a rich and modern user experience, more flexibility to be deployed either in cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid combination. So, the major difference is that Business Central is more of a cloud-based solution while GP is an on-premise solution.
Why upgrade to Business Central?
Ease of Access: Since your business management solution is cloud-based, you and your team can access the solution from anywhere at any time using any device. This will ensure better collaboration between your team and improve the overall productivity of your business.
Security and Disaster recovery: Moving to the cloud-based management solution can ensure security as it can enable better disaster recovery plans. Also, it can expand the tools you use, reduce limitations, and adapt to the growth of your business.
Automatic updates: The Business central subscription service comes with automatic updates without incurring any additional cost. The updates are not only automatic, but it is quicker compared to the Dynamics GP updates.
Cost-effective solution: Dynamics GP being an on-premise solution can cost you more in terms of time and money, that is spent on servicing, maintaining, upgrading it whenever necessary, and so on. Business Central comes as a subscription-based service to make sure that it can help you reduce the exceeding cost without compromising on the solution.
Integrated CRM: Unlike the Dynamics GP that requires you to integrate Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales to have CRM capabilities, Dynamics 365 Business Central comes with an integrated CRM.
Machine Learning and Business intelligence: Dynamics 365 Business Central provides you access to new technologies and integrations, including Machine Learning and Business intelligence, which is one step ahead compared to Dynamics GP.
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We have seen what Dynamics 365 Business Central is, how it can benefit you and its significant advantages as a cloud-based management solution. But, if you still need help in deciding which could be the best solution for your business, you can reach out to us. As a Microsoft Gold partner and Dynamics experts, we can help you make the right choice.