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Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions

8 Things to Confirm Before Your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade


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  1. Functionality Review: Review how your current functionality will map to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Starter Pack, Extended Pack or A La Carte Packs. Decide if you want to make any additional purchases on the old price list.
  2. Read: Unofficial Guide to the Official Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade Policies and 5 Ways Existing Customers Can Save Money Before New Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Pricing Begins

  3. Discontinued Modules: Find out if you are using any functionality that has been discontinued and will not be offered in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. After you upgrade you will no longer have access to this functionality.
  4. Read: Discontinuation Notice for Microsoft Dynamics GP Modules – Concur Expense Integrator, Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures and Microsoft Dynamics GP Extender Will Be Discontinued But Not Gone

  5. Users: Decide if you need any additional users and purchase them on the old price list if it is lower than the Dynamics GP 2013 per user cost.
  6. Read: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Pricing

  7. Protected List Price: Make sure your Protected List Price (PLP) has not been lowered 36 months prior to your upgrade.
  8. Read: Tip to Maximize Your Protected List Price Prior to a Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade

  9. ISV Products: Confirm that all ISV products used with your system are compatible with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.
  10. Read: CAL Marketplace of ISV Modules

  11. Customizations: Confirm that any customizations made to your system are compatible with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.
  12. Hardware/Software: Review the hardware and software (such as Operating Systems) specifications to make sure your hardware infrastructure is up to date. Many of our clients are running software/hardware that is not compatible with GP 2013 which will require and infrastructure investment to upgrade. OR is this the right time to move your infrastructure to the cloud?
  13. Read: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 System Requirements

  14. Place the Order: Tell your Dynamics partner when you are ready to place the Dynamics GP 2013 upgrade order with Microsoft to receive your product keys. If you are active on your enhancement plan there is no cost, but unlike past versions GP 2013 is not given to you automatically.
  15. Read: Unofficial Guide to the Official Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Upgrade Policies

Remember, once you place your order for Dynamics GP 2013 there is no going back. You will officially be on the new Perpetual Licensing plan. So make sure you consider all the implementations now.

Read the original article at: http://www.calszone.com/2013/02/8-things-to-confirm-before-your-microsoft-dynamics-gp-2013-upgrade/

By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, www.calszone.com

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