In October 2019, Microsoft introduced the Modern Lifecycle Policy for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Before this update, Dynamics GP was using the Fixed Lifecycle Policy, which has fixed end dates for their support. The Modern Lifecycle Policy offers continuous support and service, including bug fixes, new features, and the latest tax updates. This highlights the fact that Dynamics GP is not going anywhere soon since the Lifecycle Roadmap showing dates well into 2028 and beyond.
Dynamics GP customers can stay current by choosing at least one of the three all-inclusive Dynamics GP updates, typically released in June, October, and December yearly. The October update normally provides new capabilities, whereas the two other updates will typically consist of hotfixes, tax updates, and regulatory updates.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a powerful ERP application that has built a huge community over the last 30+ years of partners and customers that love the product. Microsoft intends to continue both enhancing and supporting the solution in the future. Upgrading your Dynamics GP system ensures that you have access to new features, in addition to a resolution to any system glitches. Upgrading regularly also provides you with tax compliance, improved security, and more predictable costs.
Users on older versions of Dynamics GP will be staying on the existing Fixed Policy Lifecycle. However, if you wish to retain your support, please find below the support end dates for the older versions:
Version Mainstream Support Extended Support
|Dynamics GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2||Ended April 4, 2018||Ends April 11, 2023|
|Dynamics GP 2015 and GP 2015 R2||Ended April 14, 2020||Ends April 8, 2025|
|Dynamics GP 2016 and GP 2016 R2||Mainstream support ends July 13, 2021||Ends July 14, 2026|
|Dynamics GP 2018 and GP 2018 R2||Mainstream support ends January 10, 2023||Ends January 11, 2028|