Due to digital transformation, consequently, many businesses are updating the way they operate. Plus the foremost question they come up with is – ‘Which solution is better for my business Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics GP? ‘
The former is the newest entry in the ERP solution list which involves great customer engagement services, quicker decision making, real-time data analysis, cloud hosting and most essentially its unparalleled capability of security, consistency, and performance.
Both ERP solutions are focused on accounting and suitable for the mid-size business. They both have more feasible budgeting and reporting facilities. But, the key differences that need to be considered by any business include functionality, customization tools, upgrades, infrastructure requirements, and licensing.
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Mostly an accounting software solution, with a mid-market segment. GP is a stable and a large install base with perpetual and subscription licensing. It supports on-premise and cloud hosting with additional ISV add-ons to extend the functionality. Likewise, Dynamics GP is not as adaptable as other Microsoft ERP solution.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
A new cutting-edge solution for all your manufacturing, SCM, finance and accounting needs. Serving mid-market, it is a great option for companies seeking strategic implementation. Additionally, it is a cloud-based solution including monthly subscription licensing plan.
Business Central is the SaaS model which means it vividly reduces the need for installation and upgrades consulting, while Partners can easily provide the environment, besides this Microsoft can easily fix the bugs and implements any necessary enhancement as well as updates. Further, Microsoft has every 6 months roadmap of new releases with new features incorporated.
Dynamics GP: On-premise, Partner Hosted or Microsoft Azure Dynamics Business Central: On Cloud or on-premise
Dynamic GP: it can be integrated with the 3rd party products, however, it isn’t as ‘native’ as integration with Dynamics 365 Dynamics Business Central: Seamlessly integrates with 3rd party solution with ready-to-use approach giving customers an integrated experience that increases the value for their investment. Moreover, various extensions are available over appsource
License & Pricing
Dynamics GP: Perpetual Licensing with the option to subscribe Dynamics Business Central: SaaS-based model
Dynamics GP: Has an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach Dynamics Business Central: Much more flexible implementation with the wider range of apps available over app source
Dynamics GP: Advanced Financial Analysis, ISV Products. Dynamics Business Central: Embedded Account Schedules and Analysis Views, ISV products, Power BI embedded
Dynamics GP: Requires RDS to support multiple sites across geographical location Dynamics Business Central: Access it from anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Dynamics GP: Utilizes a large amount of additional storage Dynamics Business Central: Scale up and down as required without spending on infrastructure
Dynamics GP: This helps to control the project’s direction, cost, and performance with the set of functionalities Dynamics Business Central: Budgeting and resource management is the main crux of Business Central. Above all, the solution helps to manage the expenses, capacity planning and predicts availability so the projects are completed on time within budget
Dynamics GP: It ensures inventory is always available at the right time by reduced handling and increasing accuracy Dynamics Business Central: Always an ideal solution for inventory management. Therefore, increases productivity, reduces cost, maximum utilization of storage, and improved order processing
Dynamics GP: Additional features are available through a large network of third-party partners Dynamics Business Central: Similarly it has a large network of certified third-party partners operating within the software itself
Choose the right partner for Dynamics 365 Business Central
As you may have noticed, both Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamic GP have merits of their own. Whether you go for GP, sage, something else or nothing, but, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an affordable, easy to use, and all in one ERP solution for all your accounting and operational need, as a result seamlessly integrating with your business.
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