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Dynamics GP to Cloud Migration

Dynamics GP Migration

If you are a Microsoft GP on-premise customer, now is your time to migrate to the cloud. Get peace of mind when we secure your sensitive data and allow it to be accessible by you anywhere, at any time.

Migrate GP to BUsiness Central

Partner with dcg for a successful migration

Have you heard all the buzz lately about moving your systems to the cloud? We have also witnessed this shift for several years now, helping partners move their essential systems and data to solutions such as Azure & Business Central. Upgrading Dynamics GP to the cloud lets your valuable resources focus on substantial projects. With our consultants and Microsoft’s newest technologies we will support your servers and keep them running strong.

Your existing solution, supercharged by Business Central

Dynamics GP has been a great solution over the years and is widely used and supported, but it could use some updates and take advantage of some benefits offered by newer systems. Migrating GP to Business Central can feel like a daunting task, however with a team of experienced consultants you can experience these benefits in no time! We are here to guide you all the way bringing your team and company a successful migration.

Benefits of Business Central

Opportunities on-the-go

Users are no longer limited to stationary, in-office devices, but can now stay connected with their clients and team members while on-the-go. Business Central provides connectivity through apps on iOS and Android devices.

Powerful Expansion

Dynamics Business Central leverages other Microsoft products you use such as Power BI for increased dashboarding/visualization and Flow which improves workflow, notifications, and system integrations.

Reduced infrastructure hassle

Business Central is hosted in the cloud resulting in a stronger, more secure system that requires less server maintenance. It is also delivered via a web browser and we can easily transfer and set up your migration without any disruptions.

Access cutting-edge technology at any time, control costs & complexity, and improve IT productivity by migrating your existing solution to the cloud.

Ground to Cloud Migration

Dynamics GP to Azure Migration

With our migration services, you can keep enjoying the benefits of GP while taking advantage of what Azure has to offer. This migration is perfect for companies that: 

  • Want to experience the benefits of the cloud
  • Want their data to be more secure and accessible anywhere, at any time.
  • Have systems that are reaching the end and don’t want the expense of replacing it.
  • Are looking for an external IT team to save money because they do not have internal GP expertise.
  • Are ready for a GP upgrade ( This is an excellent opportunity to migrate to the cloud).

Aging Servers & Migrations

With aging servers and support ending on a few operating systems, those with older servers need to decide to buy new servers or go to the cloud. If you are currently in this state and need to make a decision, we highly recommend you upgrade to the cloud. We will work with your team from the beginning to the end of the migration, making sure your company is successful in the process.

System Requirements

System requirements are something to be considered when planning your upgrade. With Microsoft ending support to Microsoft GP 2015 in April 2020, this means no more updates will release for GP 2015. If you are currently using this version or want to get ahead, now is an excellent time to plan your GP software and server upgrade. 

Disaster Recovery Planning

Imagine a disaster where your business systems are down due to flooding, fires, cyber-attacks, etc. This can happen, and the truth is, a lot of businesses aren’t ready for these situations. When we migrate your entire GP system to Azure, you can keep everything running smoothly. Even when your on-premise servers are unable to keep up with outages, Azure steps in, and you can still access all your critical data.

Migrate to Finance & Operations

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations enables you to make smarter decisions, redesign business processes faster, and fuel business growth. Our GP to F&O migration delivers a complete solution for your business that brings together ERP functionality, including financials, demand planning, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, services industries, public sector, and retail. 

Real time data

Finance & Operations gives your sales team the real-time information they need to provide immediate, personalized customer service— across multiple touchpoints. Gain access to customer data anywhere, anytime helping your company provide amazing customer experiences across all channels.

Grow at your own pace

Finance & Operations is a flexible, extensible platform that replaces your existing GP system. We will ensure that your current and future needs are met with this migration. With this new and improved system you will gain extended functionality within Microsoft Flow and PowerApps that lets you build apps in hours. 

Go beyond the competition

When we migrate from your current GP system, you will experience improved decision-making, strong business processes, and business growth. Finance & Operations delivers a SaaS solution that helps you manage all operations with end-to-end functionality. We are here to help you through the entire migration process.

DCG as your partner: A partnership you won't find anywhere else!

The right technology is a big part of the equation, but having a partner with the right expertise in Business Central, Azure and Dynamics GP is key. That’s where our team of consultants comes in. We are a one-stop-support team where you have one place you can contact for your questions or issues at all times. Our qualified team of Microsoft consultants, developers, data analysts, architects, and IT experts will provide you with all the resources you need for a quick and thorough migration. 

Ready to take the next step?

Road to the Cloud: Transition Path for Dynamics GP to Business Central FAQ

Transitioning to Dynamics 365 Business Central

No. Customers are not required to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central; however, to take advantage of the latest cloud-powered functionality including deep integration with Office 365, Power Platform capabilities, and advanced AI and ML-enabled scenarios, we suggest that they transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

1) Transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central online: By moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central in the cloud, customers will get all the benefits of a true cloud solution; such as easy 24/7 access, anywhere from any device with Microsoft’s secure servers, seamless upgrades, easy integration building through web APIs, and reduced hardware costs. For customers interested in the cloud, starting today, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers unprecedented opportunities to drive the transformation of the customers’ businesses, increasing their business performance through the power of Microsoft cloud technologies and services. Customers on any mainstream supported version of Dynamics GP can transition directly to Business Central without requiring an interim upgrade to a later GP version.
 
2) Try out Business Central while maintaining Dynamics GP as your primary solution: Continue to use Dynamics GPandcheck out Business Central with your data by using the cloud migration tool. You can see what benefits the cloud has to offer and see your data through the Intelligent Cloud Insights page inside of Dynamics GP. This option gives you an opportunity to try Business Central while still using Dynamics GP in production.
 
3) Renew BREP (Business Ready Enhancement Plan) without migrating or upgrading: Customers can stay on their GP version by renewing their BREP. In October 2019, the latest Dynamics GP release introduced many new features and moved to the Modern Support Lifecycle. Microsoft will continue to release new versions of Dynamics GP. For more information, please visit the Dynamics GP page.

Yes. End of Plan Transition SKU: Is a discounted price for eligible DPL customers transitioning to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central:

  • Customers currently on BREP who are ready to move their primary deployment to the cloud
  • Customer drops BREP from DPL on-premises license

Note: End of Plan Transition SKU is only available for current users with Business Central online subscription licenses. Customers cannot use it for Business Central on-premises licenses or perpetual licenses.Transition offer pricing subject to change, please consult the Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide and the Transition Guide for more details.

Customers can use the Dynamics GP Cloud Migrationif 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 then can move directly to Business Central without requiring an interim upgrade to a later GP version. Check out the Business Central documentation for the latest details.RapidStart Services are available for data import/export from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises or online for any version of GP. For more information on RapidStartServices, please direct your customers to the RapidStart Services page.

No, with Dynamics 365 Business Central online, everything is included in one fee–software, cloud hosting, and management services.

Yes. If a customer decides they want to move from online to on-premise they would need to create a support ticket and request the move. We will offer a method to move that data to a Business Central on-premises build for the Business Central data that exists. Any unique GP or SL Historical tables will NOT be moved to the on-premises instance.

Please refer to the Dynamics 365 Business Central transition assets here and the US Business Applications SMB page here.

No, with Dynamics 365 Business Central online, everything is included in one fee–software, cloud hosting, and management services.

Dynamics 365 Business Central licensing

For more information, please see the Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide.

No. Please refer to the Dual-Use Rights section in the Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide for details.

No credit will be applied for outstanding paid BREP (Business Ready Enhancement Plan). A customer can use the Midterm Transition SKU to see and experience Dynamics 365Business Central with migrated data prior to fully transitioning to Dynamics 365 Business Central online. Please refer to the Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Guide for details.

Dynamics 365 Business Central roadmap and capabilities

For a list of country, language, and localization availability where Dynamics 365 is available, see the Availability Guide.

Yes, customers can customize Dynamics 365 Business Central with the new Extensions model. Customers can’t change standard code, and they need to use the event-based model. Customers don’t need to deploy their extensions to AppSource. Extensions can be developed and deployed per tenant. For more information, please visit read the Developer and IT-Pro Help for Dynamics 365 Business Central document.

Microsoft will release updates for Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises twice per year, in April and October. The online platform will be automatically updated monthly by Microsoft, while the on-premises application will have cumulative updates.

No, with the current version of Business Central on-premises (Business Central 15) customers will be required to convert their code to AL. It is NOT required that this be repackaged as an extension at this time. However, Business Central online will only allow extension-based modifications(ISV or Per-Tenant).

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

Beginning with the 2019 wave 2 release of Business Central, October 2019, the Windows client is no longer available. Now the Modern client is used for both online and on-premises versions of Business Central.

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

Yes. Continuous updates to Dynamics 365 Business Central online along with related administrative features help customers maintain GDPR compliance. For customers that are on-premises, we suggest that customers upgrade to the latest version to help ensure they are GDPR compliant in the future. For more information on GDPR compliance, please visit the Microsoft Service Trust Portal or read the GDPR FAQ.

DYNAMICS GP MIGRATION FAQs

The cloud has set itself apart by offering more economical and resource value than traditional physical storage. The cloud allows you to access information anytime you need it, making business processes faster and improving company productivity. 

No. Microsoft GP can easily be migrated into Business Central & Azure and flow right along with your business processes. With the help of Dynamic Consultants Group migration experts on your side, we will make sure your company needs are put before anything, helping you obtain all the benefits of your cloud integration.

Yes! I would say it is more secure than an on-premise system. 

Microsoft provides you with a wide array of configurable security options and the ability to control them so that you can customize security to meet the unique requirements of your organization’s deployments.

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