As organizations figure out what to do with their infrastructure, many companies that currently have Dynamics GP are deciding whether they want to migrate to Dynamics 365 Business Central or stay On-premise. Moving to a cloud-based ERP solution gives your business the flexibility to scale up or down, increase collaboration, accessibility and cuts out the high cost of hardware.
The decision to migrate from GP to Business Central is based on several factors can that include accessibility, cost savings, add-ons, and an updated modern user interface. Here is a comparison of both ERP solutions based on the criteria mentioned above:
1. Cloud vs On-Premise
Business Central is a cloud-based solution, which means you can access the software anywhere, anytime, from any device. Upgrades are managed by Microsoft and rolled out automatically with no installation required. In comparison, Dynamics GP was designed to be an on-premise solution, and upgrades need to be done manually.
With a monthly subscription-based model, Business Central has a lower cost of entry than Dynamics GP. In comparison, Dynamics GP is purchased through perpetual licensing, with the software paid up-front, along with a yearly maintenance fee.
Business Central’s extended functionality and add-ons are closely equivalent to Dynamics GP, with the difference being a diverse range of third-party apps for immediate download via AppSource. The Dynamics GP base package includes core financial and distribution functionality. There are also three additional packages available to extend functionality for manufacturing, services, customizations, and advanced payroll/HR
4. Integrations and User Interface
Business Central is developed to integrate with Power BI to create robust, visual dashboards effortlessly. Dynamics GP can integrate with Power BI, but it requires a customized implementation that can be costly.
Our team of experts at WebSan can help your company make the right decision. We offer comprehensive planning, training and transition pricing for companies looking to migrate to Business Central from Dynamics GP.