The future of Dynamics GP looks bright
With the up-and-coming
But afraid be not.
So, what is the deal?
The reality is that both systems have their own strengths and weaknesses, and one will be better than the other depending on the customer’s requirements. Dynamics GP is a very viable option for many customers; it is a lot easier to customize and offers real control over your database, for example. And while both systems can be hosted in the cloud (yes, you can host GP in the cloud), Business Central is natively cloud-based which gives it the definitive edge in that department. I would take GP’s bank reconciliation, reporting and invoice emailing capabilities over Business Central any day, but Business Central has an edge in its analytical accounting and other modern capabilities. I could go on and on like this forever…
So, the fact that Microsoft is confirming its commitment to Dynamics GP makes a lot of sense for Microsoft, their partner channel, GP customers and potential new customers as well. It reinforces the fact that GP is here to stay, and that customers have a very robust ERP option to consider when replacing their existing ERP system.
The Bottom Line
ICON implements and supports both Business Central and Dynamics GP. We have been very vocal about how good Business Central has become in such a short time, but ultimately the decision about which ERP is best for you should be based on your specific requirements, and Dynamics GP still offers functionality that is hard to beat.
Curious about the differences between GP and Business Central? Looking for a partner that is not biased towards one or another? Contact us and let us help you look at both options and help you decide which one is best for you.