While Microsoft will continue to support Dynamics GP for at least the next several years, nearly all of Microsoft's mid-market ERP development resources have been reallocated to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Business Central is now Microsoft's premier mid-market application.Our company has been a Dynamics GP partner for over 20 years, and due to Microsoft's change in direction, we have chosen to develop a Business Central practice as well. Most Dynamics GP partners are starting to work on this transition.
My suggestion would be to continue using Dynamics GP, but to start to learn more about D365 Business Central. If you plan to add significant functionality to your Dynamics GP instance in the future, I recommend that you consider migrating to Business Central as an alternative to investing significant dollars into Dynamics GP. Not to say that you should migrate - just that you should at least look at it as an option.Microsoft has developed a data replication tool which will bring GP history into Business Central (except for Project Accounting and Manufacturing data). However, migrating to Business Central requires significant process changes, retooling, and training. So it is still a significant project.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a cash cow for Microsoft and they will not want to kill the cash cow, even though their sales and marketing team have been spreading misinformation (or at least giving the wrong impression) about the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP.At this stage what I have been hearing on the grapevine is that Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who believe the hype (possibly because of their partners scaring them) are more likely to move to a non-Microsoft product than Business Central.RegardsDavidPS: I wonder if my MVP Status will be renewed on the 1st July?
If you've found this thread useful, dive deeper into User Group community content by role