In April 2025, Microsoft will stop sales of perpetual Dynamics GP licenses for new customers. Subsequently, in April 2026, sales of subscription licenses for GP to new customers will also stop as well, at which point the all-new sales of Dynamics GP license will be discounted.
For those of you who are Dynamics GP users might be thinking about the followings:
What are our options?
What should we do?
Should we look for another ERP?
Fear not, Microsoft offers a straightforward transition from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central. I’m sure that many of you are already familiar with Business Central or perhaps not yet. Or your current solutions provider might have introduced you to Business Central or maybe they haven’t yet.
Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-on-one cloud ERP solution for small and medium-sized businesses. It is designed to help companies (SMBs) to manage their various aspects of business operation such as, sales, finance, supply chain, warehouse, inventory, customer service, projects, manufacturing, eCommerce and more.
In addition, Microsoft offers a 40% discount on Business Central cloud subscriptions to those who are considering the shift from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central. If you would like to learn more about this promotion, reach out to Navisiontech at firstname.lastname@example.org, and licensing specialist will guide you through the specifics.
In this blog we are trying to answer the most common questions that is being asked:
What benefit do Dnamics GP customers get when they transition to Business Central?
By moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central, customers will get all the benefits of a true cloud solution available in 130+ countries. These benefits include easy, secure from any device, seamless upgrades, built-in integration with Outlook and Teams, and reduced hardware costs.
Business Central now also brings the power of AI to small and medium-sized businesses with features that help you work smarter, adapt faster, and perform better. Built-in AI features help you accelerate automation of repetitive tasks, improve customer service, anticipate business challenges, and enhance decision making. Moving to Business Central also provides integration with Power Platform, meaning businesses can easily develop custom line of business applications that seamlessly integrate with Business Central data.
Will Business Central be more expensive than Dynamics GP?
Because Business Central is a cloud subscription, customers can eliminate hardware, maintenance, upgrade, and replacement costs associated with running on-premises Dynamics GP systems. This means that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Central, in most cases, will be lower than the TCO of Dynamics GP.
What migration tools are available to move from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Customers can use the Dynamics GP Cloud Migration Setup if they are on Dynamics GP 2015 or later to transition Master, Transactional, and Historical data from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Customers on Dynamics GP 2015 or later can move directly to Business Central without requiring an interim upgrade to a later GP version.
How can customers try out Dynamics 365 Business Central to see if it is good for Dynamics GP customers?
That’s really a logical question and the short answer is, we can create a FREE 30-day trial account for Business Central. Contact Navision Tech to get your subscription.
How does the Dynamics 365 Business Central licensing work?
Business Central is licensed on a per user or per device subscription model. See here https://www.navisiontech.com/solutions/cloud-accounting-software/
What is the transition cost from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central?
The cost of transitioning from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central can vary significantly depending on multiple factors. Factors that can influence the cost include:
Company size and complexity
Support and training