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Microsoft D365 Business Central or Dynamics GP: Who wins?

June 12th, 2019 Intech SystemIntech Systems Dynamics 365, Dynamics GP

Which ERP to choose?

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.

Business Central Vs GP

The Difference

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.

Hosting Platform:

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

Project Approach

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

Financial Reporting

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

Project Management

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

Inventory Management

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

Additional Functionalities

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.
If you are still stuck between these two solutions, certainly we are here to help. Drop your queries or contact us today!

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