How to Stay on Dynamics GP But Get the Benefits of the Cloud
If you’re on Microsoft Dynamics GP, you’re being pushed to move to another ERP. You’ve heard all the reasons to move, and we have written many blogs about the advantages of moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central. But what if you’re just not ready yet? You’ve invested a lot of money and resources into your GP solution over the years. Your data is there. Your employees know it. Your business processes are settled in with it.
On the other hand, GP is and always will be an on-premise solution, so there is no denying that staying on it means you’re missing out on the advantages of the cloud. Or does it? There is a way to get you access to the power of the cloud without letting go of the application you know and love: A hybrid GP cloud solution.
The ERP You Love, Backed by the Azure Cloud
Many companies that want to stay on GP but want the benefits of the cloud have turned to a hybrid solution. This is also a great choice for companies that have hardware that will need replacing and do not want the expense, are ready for a GP upgrade, or want to downsize or completely outsource their IT functions. The benefits of a hybrid GP cloud solution on Azure are compelling:
- Data is in a highly protected, highly efficient Microsoft data center with built-in redundancy. Downtime for updates and maintenance is minimal, all compliance and regulatory standards for security and authentication are met, and backup facilities are staffed 24/7.
- Dynamics GP in a cloud environment can fully integrate with any on-premise system already in place—no need to change anything else you’re doing.
- Getting rid of fixed on-premise infrastructures makes it easy to grow, expand, and scale your storage and processing power depending on your needs…and you only pay for what you need.
- You can run remotely! All that’s needed is Internet access to use GP anywhere.
In addition, moving to the cloud is a great opportunity to upgrade your GP solution so you can take advantage of all the latest features while staying up to date on Azure enhancements. When it’s time to migrate to a true cloud ERP application, such as Dynamics 365 Business Central, your business will already have laid the foundation and can rely on IT Managed Services to employ bleeding-edge tools to transition all of your historical data.
Depend on Dynamics and Azure Expertise for a Risk-free Migration to a Hybrid GP Solution
It might feel a little unnerving to change what you’re doing now, especially since it has worked well for you in the past. However, be assured that you won’t give up anything about GP you depend on if you have a knowledgeable partner. You won’t lose productivity time or have to change business processes. You simply get the benefits of both worlds. And because we are experts in migrations, Dynamics, and Azure, we’ll make sure the process is smooth and that you don’t regret making the decision. Contact ArcherPoint to discuss the opportunities with GP and Azure.