Dynamics GP Vs. Dynamics 365 Business Central – Reasons To Upgrade

As we all know that digital disruptions are modifying the way a business operates. So, to keep up with the business landscape, Microsoft has featured a wide range of accounting software, including Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, and the most recent and advanced features, i.e, Dynamics 365 Business central. Enterprises from the world used to focus on trusting dynamics GP as a consistent ERP system.

However, Dynamics 365 is an ultra-connected business solution that encourages the business to upgrade to business central. Therefore, most businesses are transitioning to Dynamics 365 business central. There are numerous reasons for this upgrade. So, let’s compare and contrast both the solutions for a business.

  • Licensing and Hosting

    Dynamics GP includes upfront software costs and yearly maintenance fees. However, this ERP is not a true cloud ERP as its applications are not properly built for web accessibility.

    While business central is hosted on Microsoft azure, is licensed as SaaS, and is considered a true cloud ERP. It is budget-friendly and includes the latest features and tools. Business central can also host and manage the system internally as it has an on-premises model for enterprises.

    • Functionality and integrations

    Dynamics GP offers structures along with core financial capabilities, Payroll, multicurrency, and multiple entities but excluding warehousing. It also includes the US and Canadian payroll to manage all the financial reporting with the help of a management reporter, Jet reports, ISV tools, etc.

    Business Dynamics 365 is very flexible and friendly that includes fixed assets, purchase orders, e-banking, warehouse management, and premium licensing manufacturing. It also includes standard budgeting and cash flow projection. However, the payroll in this ERP needs an additional application to be submitted.

    • Accessories and tools

    Dynamics GP has developed an extensive network of partners since its existence in 1993 to offer the tools for Dynamics GP. Its starter pack includes core financial functionality as it has a large network of ISVs.

    The add-ons of this highly integrated Dynamic GP cover all the specific business needs, business intelligence, credit card processing, and many more. While Business 365 central has extended functionality and tools that are seamless to interpret its existing systems. This platform allows the user to install all the apps for business central and Power BI.

    It has a fast-growing range of add-ons because this platform is made for 3rd party apps through AP source. It helps to build a business central add-on easily. Therefore many businesses are switching to Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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