Software is a big investment and you should get everything you can out of your purchase of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Many companies lose productivity or spend too much money because of these five errors when it comes to a GP upgrade.
- You upgrade too soon
At Stoneridge Software, we recommend upgrading 4 weeks or more after the latest version of GP is released. By waiting, you’re giving the development team at Microsoft a little time to work out any bugs that may be present in the new release. If you do have third-party applications like
- You wait too long to upgrade
With your full workload, it can be easy to put off or push aside a software upgrade. However, falling behind on updates can end up costing you more in the long run. Updates include new functionality that helps users get their jobs done more efficiently and eliminate software bugs that can be causing issues. Get a return on your investment quicker by taking advantage of the added value that is included in an upgrade.
Aside from productivity, waiting several versions to upgrade can make the task more complex. Jumping ahead 3 or 4 versions usually requires a multi-step upgrade that takes significantly more time, and in-turn costs you more money. By upgrading as new versions are released, you’ll cut down on the time required for your partner to get you up to speed.
- You’re not taking advantage of new features
There are usually dozens of new features and functionality included with each new release of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Your users don’t have anywhere, anytime access
With GP 2016 R2, you have access to the innovative new web client that allows you to run GP on multiple mobile platforms. So, when your GP users are out of the office, whether they’re at home or travelling for work, they can still access GP through their PC, tablet, iPad, or mobile device. Giving your employees more flexibility in regards to where they can work will not only increase satisfaction, but productivity as well.
- Your IT resources are maxed out
By upgrading your software, you’ll lower your IT costs by integrating GP with all your other solutions like Office, Excel, Outlook, and more. That allows your IT staff to update one central server location rather than multiple different desktops.
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Start taking full advantage of all the great benefits available with the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Plan your upgrade and start learning how to best utilize the features you already own.