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Understanding Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software Solutions

When it comes to selecting an ERP solution for your business needs, most companies tend to face a dilemma. Even if it is only about choosing between Microsoft solutions, customers often feel very confused when it comes to picking from Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, Dynamics NAV, or choosing Dynamics 365 Business Central features.

Also, the new wave of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launched at the beginning of the year 2020 has made it more difficult for clients to understand that if they should move to GP, SL, or Business Central only. Although it is very natural to have concern while making any transition, there is still a lack of understanding with Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions as it comes to picking the right option for a business.

The Basics

Before you make the decision to upgrade NAV to Business Central, it is essential to understand all the common features that you find between Business Central and other ERP options offered by Microsoft.

Dynamics GP

It is made for small to medium size companies and was launched in1993. Over time, the introduction of newer technology and more robust ERP systems and features have made companies go in different solutions. However, it is still a product that rules the market. Microsoft is planning to launch an update under the name “GP Next” that will contain various new features that can help customers have a positive experience.

Dynamics SL

Dynamics SL is all about serving customer demands and meets compliance requirements for timely support. Unlike Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL is preferred for the project-based work that merges with the project management software and accounting capabilities as Dynamics GP is only focused on finance, processing, supply chain, etc.

Dynamics NAV

ERP Microsoft Dynamics NAV is another ERP product from Microsoft that serves SMB customers on analytics, CRM, finance, and manufacturing. Dynamics NAV is one of the most popular products by Microsoft that is served in over 200 countries. Also, the upgrading of NAV to Business Central made it possible to launch various other benefits like Cloud & Power BI.

Dynamics 365 Business Central

The year 2016 was all about the launch of Dynamics 365 Business Central serving all ERP needs. Introduced with cloud technology, it is software that comes with seamless integrations related to CRM, Financials, etc.

Finding the Perfect Solution

If you are one of those customers who need to stick with Dynamics GP, a newer update will be launched in 2023 with extended life support until 2028. This update will come with an improved Cloud Insights option that will benefit from on-premise solutions for the personally configured cloud environment.

In case, you are more aligned with Dynamics SL, you can upgrade to the 2018 version of the Dynamics SL for added protection and support. Also, you can migrate balances, data, and transactions to Business central with intelligent cloud insights option.

On another note, if you are currently working on NAV, consider working on an upgrade to the latest NAV version. It will allow you to purchase new licenses and get support from Microsoft until 2028. If you want to stick with Microsoft Dynamics Navision Implementation, make sure you have a plan in place to ensure business enhancement.

Last but not least, if you are looking to a premium experience with better and advanced technology like Business Central, you will definitely get yourself an improved ERP and CRM. Also, the benefit of the cloud makes it easier for you to keep track of data and access analytics capabilities through reimplementation.

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