License Migration Transition (LMT) upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise

 

Microsoft is offering Dynamics GP customers with an active enhancement plan the ability to transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central on premises by utilizing a License Model Transition (LMT) upgrade.

Microsoft’s strategic ERP platform for the commercial market is Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV) hence now is the time to consider migration.

Since its launch, Dynamics 365 Business Central has been increasingly adopted by organizations looking to digitally transform their workspaces.  By upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you not only have access to accounting and financial management capabilities but also sales and service, project management, supply chain, inventory and operations management.

Many companies today are trying to determine when they should migrate from Dynamics GP to Business Central.  One issue that can affect that decision in the Microsoft Dynamics world is mobility.  Dynamics 365 Business Central is a completely mobile enabled and browser enabled solution.  Meaning it will work on any device, anytime, anywhere.  This is in stark contrast to Dynamics GP which won’t really work on any mobile device and doesn’t really work in a browser either.  So, if your sales team or maybe a field service team needs access to your ERP solution Dynamics GP may no longer be a fit.

Another indication that it may be time to consider whether you should migrate from Dynamics GP to Business Central is improved reporting.  Dynamics 365 Business Central uses a dimensional reporting structure.  In Dynamics 365 Business Central, dimensions are defined and can be tagged to any transaction in the system. Dimensions can also be defined on customer, vendors, items, etc. so each time a transaction is processed against that particular item the default dimension is used.  This then allows you to do dimensional reporting and slice and dice your data in numerous ways.  Dynamics GP requires a 3rd party tool and some roundabout reporting efforts to tag transactions with a dimension or attribute.

A third indication you may want to move from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central is if the upgrade paths of Dynamics GP have become too cumbersome.  Dynamics GP is older software that does require regular upgrades.  At times those upgrades can be cumbersome and not provide great functionality improvements. With Dynamics 365 Business Central upgrades are simply pushed through by Microsoft with some minor testing via a sandbox environment.

Why migrate from Dynamics GP to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

• Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s strategic ERP solution for investment
• It enables you takes your business wherever you go with desktop and mobile combability.
• Your organization is always protected and secure with data compliance.
• You will boost your company efficiency with Office 365 integration.
• Reduced TCO with Access to automated upgrades and updates with the latest version.
• Use built-in Intelligence with Power BI to create powerful dashboards.

Still not sure?  Then contact one of ProStrategy’s 50 highly skilled consultants who have an average of 15 years’ experience to help you navigate the various licensing options and benefits of your ERP investment.

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