Microsoft Ending Dynamics GP Sales, Encourages Businesses to Adopt Dynamics 365 Business Central

As plans on Microsoft ending Dynamics GP Sales, they are encourages businesses to adopt Dynamics 365 Business Central

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    Microsoft has announced that sales of on-premises versions of their SMB ERP solutions, including Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and Dynamics 365 Business Central on-prem, will conclude in October 2025.

    As business technology has evolved, most businesses are adopting cloud-based solutions like Dynamics 365 Business Central, which offers more flexibility, scalability, and security than on-prem counterparts.

    What Does This Announcement Mean to Current Dynamics GP Users?

    If you are using Dynamics GP 2018 or 2018 R2, mainstream support for your solution ended on January 10, 2023. Extended support ends on 1/11/2028. No additional bug fixes, tax updates, or software updates will be provided for this version of the software. We strongly recommend upgrading to Dynamics GP Modern Lifecycle hosted on the Azure cloud or transitioning to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

    Dynamics GP Modern Lifecycle

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    If you are on the Modern Lifecycle version of Dynamics GP, you will continue to receive support and updates to the software from Microsoft. No official announcement has been made regarding sunsetting the Dynamics GP product.

    We recommend that if you are planning to remain on Dynamics GP, you lift and shift your environment to a hosted environment such as Azure. This ensures regular back-ups, enhanced security, and anywhere, anytime access.

    For those businesses that are looking to upgrade to a more modern ERP solution, Microsoft has made the transition to Business Central as easy as possible. Dynamics GP data can be migrated to Business Central. Velosio provides a tool to determine the level of effort required to transition your data to the new solution. This is a free service offered, contact us to schedule your consultation.

    Dynamics 365 Business Central provides you with real-time visibility across your entire business.

    Resource Library

    We have compiled a library of resources to help you learn more about the transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

    We anticipate additional announcements to be made at the upcoming Directions NA Microsoft Partner conference this April. Follow us on LinkedIn to learn the latest about Microsoft announcements and other technology news to know.

    Do you have questions about this announcement, the impact to your business, or where to go from here? Reach out to us today and we can help talk through your options.

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