4 Reasons to Upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central
1. You are looking to move to the cloud
Because Dynamics 365 Business Central is cloud-based, your data and computer programs are stored and delivered online. (This implies that Business Central and other cloud-based solutions are accessible at any time and from any location.) This cloud-based model differs from on-premises systems, in which everything is stored on local servers, sometimes down the hall from the office, and which have high starting and upgrade infrastructure costs.
Business Central is hosted on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, an open and customizable cloud platform in Microsoft datacenters. These datacenters are safer, quicker, more redundant, scalable, and less expensive than hosting on your own servers.
Additionally, Business Central is a component of the Dynamics 365 Platform, with tight connections with Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service (CRM), Field Service, and Project Service Automation. Microsoft Dynamics 365 is available as a subscription service only with cloud hosting from Microsoft or as a private cloud on Azure.
When you use Microsoft’s Azure cloud, you receive access to all of Microsoft’s cutting-edge security features without going through the procedure yourself. Perimeter fencing, video cameras, security staff, secure entrances, and real-time communications networks are among these measures.
You have strong security thanks to industry-standard encryption technologies and threat protection services. Your data is less likely to be lost because it is redundantly stored in a primary and secondary location within two Microsoft datacenters. Your data can be restored from a backup data center in another part of the country if one data center is damaged (for example, owing to an earthquake). This redundancy is a significant advantage of cloud-based apps; redundancy and recovery solutions are rarely available in on-premises environments.
2. You need to upgrade your Dynamics GP for new features
You may be using an older version of GP and need to upgrade because mainstream support for your current version of Microsoft Dynamics GP has ended. TruNorth Dynamics will support your previous GP installation. However, if the version gap is large and users require retraining, you might consider upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
The cornerstone of your business case for change might be new features and functionalities to promote enhanced end-user productivity and analytics. The Dynamics 365 Platform, which includes Business Central, receives the majority of new Microsoft R&D and substantial cloud investments. Dynamics GP is still being actively updated and supported with a roadmap for the foreseeable future.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a software suite from Microsoft. Business Central is a highly customizable and feature-rich platform that helps businesses manage their finances, production, sales, shipping, project management, and services. In addition, most Dynamics GP firms are upgrading to Business Central to take advantage of the improved features, modern user experience, integration, and AI capabilities of Business Central.
3. You want to modernize the user experience
Over the last two decades, the Dynamics GP interface has stayed essentially unchanged. The Business Central interface, on the other hand, is cloud-based, so non-developer internal resources can customize the windows to match your requirements.
There is an intuitive and familiar look and feel to other Microsoft products. Business Central eliminates the need for Remote Desktop and VPN access. Also, as mentioned before, users can log in anytime and anywhere.
Microsoft continues to advance the Business Central’s impressive integrations across core tools from Microsoft, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. This integration means your team can use the tools they already use, letting them get more done in less time. In addition, there is more functionality with other Microsoft applications such as Teams, Power BI, Power Apps, and Flow, giving your business the ability to automate processes and leverage AI and complete tasks like never before.
4. You want to grow your business
Machine learning is an intriguing and cutting-edge technique for converting data into predictive and actionable analytics. But how do we tell the difference between buzzwords and actual value? Thankfully, the tools and technology available today make these fantastic modeling techniques affordable for businesses of all sizes.
For AI to make predictions, the system requires taking the input data and producing several new representations, then determining statistical links between those representations.
Within Business Central, there are standard out-of-the-box methods for enabling Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning methods. These methods include:
Estimate when you’ll need to replace your stock.
Use sales projections to build production plans and purchase orders.
Offer substitute items to avoid shortages and lost sales.
Predict how changes to payment terms will impact cash flow.
Each organization collects and prioritizes data differently, has a different problem set, and views the market differently than others. Before Business Central, enabling machine learning on your company’s data required your team to make a significant investment and develop expertise in data modeling. But, good things, times have changed!
How Can D365 Business Central Help Your Business
Business Central gives you a complete picture of your company’s procedures from beginning to end. It conveniently dictates the processes that must be followed without building them yourself. In addition, it pulls in every area for you, from sales to inventory to financing, so you don’t have to worry. As a result, Business Central can help you gain more visibility, maximize your revenue prospects, and streamline your financial reporting.
Your business is most certainly being held back by every day back and forth between your disconnected software. This disconnectedness wastes time and forces you to manually enter data many times in your systems, leaving your business vulnerable to errors.
This inefficiency prevents you from growing your firm and expanding into new markets. An ERP system like Dynamics 365 Business Central can help you stay up with the expansion speed and continue to scale successfully.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central enables you to complete administrative chores quickly and easily, allowing you to focus on the big picture and your staff to devote more time to customer service.
Learn more from Microsoft here.
Upgrade your Dynamics GP Today!
Contact TruNorth Dynamics today to discuss how your organization can upgrade before losing any functionality in October 2022 and avoid the looming direct email outage from Dynamics GP with Office 365 Outlook.
It’s easier and less expensive than you would believe in replacing your accounting software. Use this guide to learn about the advantages of a modern technology platform and better comprehend the benefits of a modern technology platform. Know what questions to ask while evaluating a cloud-based solution and weighing your options.
Ready to Grow your business with Dynamics 365 Business Central?
If you need help migrating from existing systems or maximizing your onboarding success, TruNorth Dynamics can help you adapt Dynamics 365 applications and services for your organization. Our extensive services, centralized project management, and expert consultants simplify your business transformation as a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner in Dynamics. We can help you make the right choices about business solutions, develop the processes that best support your goals, and roll out smoothly across your entire organization. Contact us today to start your Dynamics journey.
TruNorth Dynamics can assist you in maximizing the capabilities of Dynamics 365 and other Microsoft apps by examining the specific requirements of your company, customers, and workers. To get started, get in touch with our Dynamics 365 team today.
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