For many users of Dynamics GP, the system just isn’t delivering for them anymore. They are not in the cloud, they might not be in support with Microsoft, the system is heavily customised and does not quite fit current processes anymore. If this sounds familiar, then below we detail out 5 reasons to help build the business case for upgrading Dynamics GP.

When looking at upgrading your most obvious upgrade path is to Dynamics 365 Business Central. It is Microsoft’s leading ERP solution for small and medium businesses and offers a range of new AI and cloud-based features.

  • Strong ROI available from Dynamics 365
    An independent study by Nucleus found that for every £1 spent on Dynamics 365 (including implementation, license and support costs) organisations yield, on average, a £17 return in the first 3 years after deployment. This is twice the average return typically seen in the industry for ERP projects.
    If you invest £50,000 in Business Central (including implementation, licenses and support), then you could create a £850,000 return in the first 3 years after deployment. This is compared to an industry average of £400,000. Find out more 
  • 40% discount available for Dynamics 365
    40% discount on Dynamics 365 Business Central licenses is available until June 2021 for Dynamics GP users. If you have 20 core users, this would equate to a saving of over £10,000, if you upgraded in May 2019. This is a significant opportunity for users of Dynamics GP. Find out more.
  • Next generation capability
    Microsoft has already added a wide range of new features and enhancements and is adding more with regular 6-month updates. They have improved the user experience considerably with the new Microsoft web experience. There also many third-party applications and extensions available. The biggest benefit of moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central is the ability to easily extend it using the Microsoft Power Platform.
  • Data and Intelligence
    Dynamics 365 Business Central is brimming with new intelligence services. Embedded artificial intelligence helps forecasting and predicting of events. Business Central also has a range of dashboards and built-in reports that are driven by Power BI.
  • Cloud versus on-premise
    Dynamics GP still does not offer a full cloud option and the argument for moving to the cloud has never been stronger. With a cloud solution, you have the ability to streamline your IT and remove your need for servers. A full cloud solution is also much easier to access and is updated every 6 months automatically so you will never be on an outdated version.


To learn more about upgrading Dynamics GP visit our Dynamics GP page or download our guide ‘What is next for Dynamics GP’.