Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 support Ended. Time to upgrade Dynamics GP 2010.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 support Ended. Time to upgrade Dynamics GP 2010.

How to upgrade Dynamics GP 2010 when support ends

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 support is ending October 13,  and that means customers who are still on GP 2010 will no longer be able to get tax table updates, year end updates and service packs.

Customers on GP 2010 will run into problems pretty quickly as they will not receive important changes such as the U.S. Payroll Year-end Update, due in November, and Canadian Payroll Year-end update, due in December.

While upgrading Dynamics GP 2010 is no small project and can cause some disruption to the business, IT managers and other key decision makers should see the Dynamics GP 2010 support ending as an opportunity to bring their company’s accounting systems up to date with current technology.

With recent updates in the latest version, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 new features include improved mobility, security and better integration to other LOB applications, social media and CRM. For information on specific improvements in GP 2015, check out the “Why Upgrade” flyer below.

In the last few years it has become increasingly easy to upgrade to the newest version with a Microsoft Dynamics GP cloud upgrade.  And the latest version of Dynamics GP is designed for the cloud and hybrid models.

With the time, resources and money required in a traditional upgrade, many decision makers put off an on-premis upgrade as long as possible, so you’re not alone.  With improved costs based on monthly subscription licensing and rapid implementation, you can be up and running quickly at minimal cost.  What’s more, your cloud hosting provider should include updates, upgrades and hot fixes in their monthly pricing so you are always up to date.  

It’s also important to mention that Dynamics customers with lapsed maintenance plans can eliminate penalties and back fees by choosing to go cloud as there as maintenance is part of your subscription.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 support is ending soon, but your Dynamics GP hosting provider can get you up and running in the cloud with the latest version of Dynamics GP in 3 simple steps.

Below are the 3 basic steps.  To learn more details about what it takes to upgrade GP 2010 in the cloud, check out this in depth walk through of a Dynamics Cloud upgrade.

1. Determine current and future requirements

Understanding user requirements, licensing requirements and compliance requirements are essential in setting up your cloud environment.  Determining what modules you are currently using, what you need to add and what you no longer need is also critical.  Once your requirements are understood by the provider they can offer a hosting quote.

2. Work with your Dynamics Partner to determine timing for TEST and LIVE dates

This is where your providers obtains your current database and loads to the cloud.  Your solution partner will then configure the Dynamics GP solution.  Then your test environment will be available while your employees have time to learn the new functionality.

3. Connecting your users and finalizing monitoring of services

This is where the finishing touches happen.  Connecting users, finalizing integrations, setting up monitoring of servers and services.  Then the hosting provider “flips the switch” and you are up and running in the cloud with the latest version of Dynamics GP.

If you are concerned about the fact that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 support is ending and you haven’t had time to plan your upgrade, RoseASP can have deliver a go-live date in as little as 48 hours.

NOTE:
For the the latest versions of Dynamics GP, FRx, the stalwart financial reporting tool for mid-range ERP systems, has been replaced by Management Reporter. Don’t despair if you have a ton of reports in FRx. There is a migration tool that can help you move those reports to Management Reporter. It’s not quite as easy as just clicking a button. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

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