Should You Upgrade GP or Move to Business Central?
There’s no argument that Microsoft Dynamics GP has been working well for businesses worldwide for a really long time. You’ve got your systems in place, you understand the software, and whatever inefficiencies it might have you’ve invested in customizations or created workarounds that are at least familiar to you.
However, if you’re like many GP customers, you’re also wondering if and when you should consider moving to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. You don’t want to wait until GP is holding your business back or costing you money to make the decision. How do you know if it’s time for your organization to upgrade GP or move to Business Central?
Read our article, 3 Compelling Reasons to Move to Business Central Instead of Upgrading GP, for some helpful advice. Here are a few more ways you get an edge by switching from GP to Business Central:
1. You want the benefits of newer technologies
Microsoft is investing heavily in developing cutting-edge functionality for Business Central, and the subscription-based solution includes regular automatic updates, which means you always have access to the newest functionality. Business Central includes advanced features which incorporate artificial intelligence, advanced data analysis, improved task automation, machine learning, business intelligence, state-of-the-art security, and more.
2. You need software that will scale with your business
As your business grows and changes, the functionality you need from your ERP solution will grow and change as well. Cloud-based Business Central is designed to be scalable and flexible. It’s easy to add users, extend functionality, embed industry capabilities, purchase third-party apps, and access training. All in all, this is a solution that you can grow with and use for the long-term.
3. Your hardware is aging and expensive to maintain
If your business currently uses GP as an on-premises solution and your hardware may soon need replacing, this is a good time to reconsider that cost and invest instead in a subscription-based solution like Business Central which doesn’t require any on-premises hardware.
Although it may be tempting to address the hardware issue by hosting GP in the cloud, this can be an expensive migration with significant ongoing costs and risks. Business Central is a true cloud solution from day one with all the benefits that come with it such as automatic upgrades and updates and world-class security.
4. You want predictable costs
Business Central is a subscription-based solution, so you pay a fee monthly per user. No more worrying about sudden hardware costs, surprise license or maintenance fees, hosting costs, and other factors that can really add up with Dynamics GP.
Want to know more?
In addition to gaining benefits from switching to Business Central, there may some direct disadvantages for your business if you choose to stick with Dynamics GP! Here at OTT, Inc., it’s our goal to help your business succeed by using the best technologies for your needs – and we understand that every organization is unique. Contact our Dynamics experts to learn about all your options so you can make the best decisions for your business.