Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central migration.

trusted partner for Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 migration.

Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business Central are mature, robust ERP platforms for small to mid-sized businesses. But, unlike the cloud-based Business Central, Dynamics GP is a legacy ERP system that cannot deliver the advanced reporting, AI-powered capabilities, and seamless connectivity that businesses need to optimize workflows and remain competitive today. A Dynamics GP to Business Central migration is a strategic investment in the future of your company, and GraVoc can help you make the move!

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, GraVoc’s ERP specialists have spent decades innovating Dynamics GP – and now, Business Central – allowing us to develop a keen understanding of both platforms, including how Dynamics GP users can gain additional value from Business Central.

We understand that moving to a new ERP is a major financial and time investment, especially if you have been running a customized Dynamics GP system for years. But, rest assured, our team can ensure a frictionless migration to Business Central, regardless of how many companies, integrations, customizations, or ISV products you have in your Dynamics GP environment.

Keep scrolling to see why your business should migrate from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

why move to the cloud? GP vs. BC

For decades, Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly Great Plains, has been the preferred ERP system for small to mid-sized businesses. Microsoft has committed to supporting the product through 2028 and beyond under the Modern Lifecycle. However, besides bug fixes and routine updates, Microsoft is not likely to add new capabilities or modules to Dynamics GP.

Instead, Microsoft is focusing its investments on cloud and AI solutions, bringing more game-changing capabilities to its Dynamics 365 line of products, including Business Central. With these powerful AI-based features, businesses can work smarter and better.


Dynamics 365 Business Central Screenshot
Dynamics 365 Business Central Screenshot

Further, another difference between the two products is that Dynamics GP is primarily an on-premises ERP, which means businesses have to maintain on-site IT infrastructure to run the system. Business Central, on the other hand, can be deployed in the cloud, which allows for remote connectivity and automatic updates. This seamless connectivity ensures employees can access the ERP anytime, anywhere – empowering today’s hybrid workforce.

Besides, Business Central offers AI-powered automations that minimize manual tasks, built-in reporting capabilities that enable intelligent analytics and data visualizations, and enhanced security. So, Dynamics GP users should consider migrating to Business Central to leverage this next-gen technology and rapid innovation.

below is an overview of the benefits of a Dynamics GP to Business Central migration:

Cloud-based technology reduces operational and IT infrastructure costs.
Continuous and automatic software updates from Microsoft.
Subscription-based licensing allows for predictive costs.
Power BI
Built-in reporting and dashboards offer real-time insight into business performance.
Modern, user-friendly interface

Seamless interoperability with Microsoft 365, Power BI, and Dynamics 365 solutions.

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AI and machine learning capabilities allow for workflow automations.
Robust security features.

leverage ‘Bridge to the Cloud 2’ promotion for Dynamics GP Migration:

Microsoft is offering a new ‘Bridge to the Cloud’ promotional 40% discount for Dynamics GP on-premises commercial customers during a 3-year term when migrating to a functionally similar Dynamics 365 product, such as Dynamics 365 Business Central. This further reduces your cost in upgrading to the cloud ERP solution!

Check out our blog post to learn more about the Bridge to the Cloud promotion.

our migration process:

1. discovery
2. data migration
3. ISV product integration
4. customization
5. user acceptance testing & training
6. project management
7. ongoing training & support
Review of your current business processes and how your Dynamics GP system drives these operations. Through this process, we identify and plan for additional customizations, integrations, and other development work required to implement this functionality in your Dynamics 365 Business Central system.
Move all historical data and reports from your Dynamics GP system to Dynamics 365 Business Central system.
We assist with integrating ISV products and other Microsoft applications into your new Dynamics 365 Business Central system.
We design customizations to ensure cloud compatibility and other feature enhancements.
We conduct multiple rounds of user acceptance testing to identify and fix any usability or data migration issues before the system is launched. Our team also offers user training to key stakeholders to boost comfort with and adoption of the new Business Central system.
Through the upgrade, we provide dedicated project management and ensure transparency on budget, scope, hours, and progress.
Once the D365 Business Central system is live, we assist with troubleshooting any issues to ensure high performance and provide additional end-user training where necessary.

why choose GraVoc for Dynamics GP migration services.

experienced Dynamics 365 Business Central consultants.

GraVoc is a certified Microsoft Solutions Partner for Business Applications. We have over 30 years of proven experience in implementing Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions.

Our team is strongly positioned to support both Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business Central, having implemented and innovated on both products for years. Our proven expertise with the legacy ERP product has led to hundreds of businesses choosing GraVoc as their trusted Dynamics GP partner for upgrades and migrations. Leveraging a deep knowledge of Dynamics GP and Business Central, GraVoc’s experienced ERP specialists can seamlessly migrate your Dynamics GP data and functionality to the cloud and help minimize the risk to your investment.

extensive portfolio of Business Central services & integrations.

We provide comprehensive Business Central services, delivering customized and seamlessly integrated cloud ERP systems. Our goal is to empower clients with data-driven insights, optimizing financial operations for enhanced decision-making efficiency. Our team has also designed tailored integrations and connections that seamlessly bridge the gap between Dynamics 365 Business Central and myriad industry-leading applications, such as Greenshades PayrollBullhorn One, and Bullhorn Back Office. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of Business Central development and innovation to ensure the success of our clients!

we ♥ our Dynamics community!

Our company is deeply engaged with the Microsoft Dynamics and Dynamics 365 community, actively participating in national summits and user group events.

Through these engagements, we stay up to date on industry trends, share best practices, and explore the latest innovations in the Microsoft Dynamics and Dynamics 365 ecosystems. This further enhances our ability to deliver top-notch solutions, advisory, and services to our clients.

let’s talk about migrating your Dynamics GP.

Do you have a question or want to discuss migrating your legacy Dynamics GP to D365 Business Central? Contact a GraVoc employee by filling out the form below. 

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