If you are a business using Microsoft Dynamics GP and thinking of migrating to Dynamics 365 Business Central, this blog is for you.

Both GP and Business Central are complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mid-sized businesses. One major difference between them is the availability of Business Central on Cloud. With Microsoft announcing no further application release for GP, the decision to adopt Business Central is indeed a wise decision.

The two approaches to adopt Business Central include:

  • Adopting Business Central completely – migrate with the Opening balances to Business Central
  • Continue with GP On-premises linked with an Online instance of Business Central

Both the approaches allow your business to leverage the Cloud and enable drastically increase the speed of your digital transformation journey.

Major benefits available have been listed below:

Analytics and Reporting

Availability of data on the cloud enables leveraging the analytics and reporting capabilities /tools. Power BI coupled with the Azure offering to store and manage huge data is worth investing in. The starting point is the embedded Power BI within Business Central.

Machine Learning & AI

Cortana intelligence available with Business Central enables taking the first step towards Machine learning and AI. The complete gamut of AI is then available to be used and benefits derived by the business

Collaboration solutions

Close-knit integration of Business Central with Power Platform, Customer engagement and Office 365 allows the business significantly increasing the efficiency.


Business ‘on the move’ with multiple devices adds another dimension to the way the operations are currently executed auto upgrades

No more hassles around investing in software upgrades each time Microsoft releases a new version or a hotfix. Business Central is auto-upgraded by Microsoft and the new features are available with every update.

Disaster recovery

Business Central is available on Microsoft Azure with an uptime Microsoft SLA of 99.9%. The data gets replicated in more than one Azure datacenters – providing quick disaster recovery solutions.

Maintenance Cost

The cost of infrastructure management and maintenance for your business is significantly reduced. Microsoft manages the infrastructure for you and the pains and anxiety of infrastructure upgrade/ monitoring/ management completely goes away.

Through June 2021, Microsoft is offering a 40% discount on Dynamics 365 Business Central licenses for any Customer planning to move from Dynamics GP to Dynamics Business Central Online.

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