Reasons why companies migrate from Dynamics GP to Business Central

Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics GP? We know changing ERP is difficult but Migrating from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central platform can provide some major benefits to your business organization.

If you’re looking to migrate from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central, this article will highlight some important reasons which you should consider before making the decision.

Some important reasons to migrate from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central are as follows:

Advanced Integrations

Dynamics 365 Business Central is fully integrated with popular third-party cloud applications, including Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Power Platform. Suppose if there is no integration to an application planned to be used, users can easily build one through Business Central’s development environment. Dyn365BC can also integrate with other Dynamics 365 solutions such as Sales, Customer Service, Human Resources, and more. However, Dynamics GP can also be integrated with Power BI or CRM, specialized resources, tailored implementation, and additional costs are needed.

High-Level Security

SMEs don’t have to be concerned about upgrading server software or managing other security concerns as Microsoft’s team handles everything. Sensitive business data is stored in state-of-the-art data centers, owned and managed by Microsoft. In addition, it encrypts the customers’ data using Transparent Data Encryption and backup encryption.

Robust Reporting Options

Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers data and advanced reporting capabilities with in-built Power BI dashboards, enabling users to merge data from multiple sources. Organization can view their customized dashboards, analyze data, and generate reports instead of relying on other resources.

Important Upgrades

Among other reasons for migrating from Dynamics GP to Business Central are upgrades. Upgrades are more expensive and time-consuming with on-premises solutions, especially if the current solution has several versions behind it. Being a cloud solution, Microsoft automatically releases enhancements, bug fixes, and updates for Dynamics 365 Business Central online. As a cloud ERP solution, you can expect regularly scheduled updates and need nominal time and money to finish.

Added more Functionality

Dyn365BC brings more flexibility with its core financials as compared to GP and Multiple Entities, Purchase Orders, Warehouse Management. Users can also gain functionalities with premium licensing, such as service payroll through apps and integrated budget functionality.

Got queries? MetaOption Can Help

Migrating from Dynamics GP to Business Central is a big decision. Seek expert help for any questions that may arise during this process. Microsoft partner can help you understand what a migration would look like and whether it is right for your company. Even if a company hasn’t decided to migrate yet, a good partner can help you with the ERP selection stage by identifying the current state of your business preparing a criterion for a new ERP solution, assessing existing infrastructure, and more.

For more information and a tailored demonstration contact us today at MetaOption.

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