Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade
We are upgrade experts for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Endeavour Solutions has been supporting Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) for over 30 years. Over that time we have performed over 1,000 upgrades and implementations of ERP, CRM and Cloud applications.
Sneak Peek into Dynamics GP 18.3 (2021)
Officially set for October 1, 2020, the next Release for Microsoft Dynamics GP is confirmed to be version 18.3 (aka GP 2021). Some new functions include:
- Bug fixes and feature changes requested by GP customers.
- Updated security to support MFA (multi-factor authentication) and TSL 1.2
- Maximize GP Report on "print to screen" rather than resizing.
- Add User-Defined field to Payables Transaction Entry
- Reconcile GL option: Reconcile all years at once
- Limit Excel Copy/Paste Decimals Places to Currency Setup controls
- Add DBA Name field on Vendor Maintenance and 1099 misc form updates. (Cool, can be rolled back to GP 2016 via table change)
- Copy/Paste into Payables Transactions!!
- Mask SSN on HR reports
Why upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3.xx (Oct 2020)?
- You may be on an older version and need to upgrade as your current version of Microsoft Dynamics GP may be ending mainstream support. Endeavour will still support your and your Business Applications, but Microsoft or your 3rd party add-ons may be ending their support. Being off support presents risks associated with security, bug fixes and compatibility concerns.
- You may be seeking to be Cloud-hosted with new cloud productivity functions available in the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oct 2020 (GP 2021). If you are on Microsoft Dynamics GP the new Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP platform may be of interest to you. Moving from GP to Business Central is a net new implementation with specialized tools. There is not simple migration path. Endeavour also offers private GP Cloud hosting in Canada for hosting GP in the cloud.
- New features and functions to support increased end-user productivity may pose a strong business case for upgrading. Dynamics GP (2021) is a mature product and has an annual release schedule including new user requested functions and a roadmap past 2024.
What's New in Dynamics GP (2020) V 18.2.xx
The current release of Dynamics GP was made available on October 7, 2019. The official naming convention follows the same “modern life cycle approach as Windows 10” with the naming for “GP Next” officially being called "Microsoft Dynamics GP". For simplicity purposes, we’ll refer to it as Dynamics GP 2020. As part of this modern life cycle, Microsoft has committed to an annual release each October extending past 2024 along with two additional tax-update releases each year for mid-year and year-end Payroll etc. This is a GREAT testament to the Power, Longevity and Confidence that both Endeavour and Microsoft have in the Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP platform.
- Dynamics GP Modern Life Cycle and Roadmap 2020 – 2024+
- Microsoft.com GP Lifecycle
- Dynamics GP and Cloud integration Top 'What's New" over the past few releases of GP
- What’s new in Dynamics GP (2020) Financials
- User functions
- New system requirements
VIDEO: Dynamics GP
"What's New" 2020
With Endeavour you can Expect your upgrade to include:
- A proper assessment of your needs
- A scope and project plan to meet your objectives
- A technical upgrade including pre-production and live production upgrade
- Advisory Services to review opportunities for improvement including configuration, training and adoption of new functions.
Serving clients across Canada and the United States
Upgrade Note: for upgrade to Windows Server 2019 - VBA customizations in Dynamics GP are no longer supported