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6 Stellar Reasons

to Upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

6 Stellar Reasons to Upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

1. Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft is an identified leader in the cloud space. Here are some of the benefits of Microsoft cloud-based Dynamics 365 Business Central:

  • Microsoft Maintained Infrastructure
  • Active Directory Security (Same as 365)
  • Security Monitoring & Threat Management by Microsoft
    • Intrusion detection
    • Penetration testing
  • Scalability
  • Consistent Upgrades
  • Automatic Backups
  • No need for hardware or system maintenance

2. Cost of Ownership

More visibility

Less time spent on maintenance and infrastructure frees up your workforce to do more. A cloud model provides more visibility into the hard costs or operating expenses of your solution and a more predictable cost over time.


  • Licensing 26% 26%
  • Infrastructure, Maintenance, Patches, IT Resources, Upgrades, and Training 74% 74%


  • Licensing 65% 65%
  • Consulting, IT Resources, and Training 35% 35%

3. Predictable Updates

  • Regularly scheduled updates
  • Always on the latest version
  • No more large upgrades to plan or pay for

4. Modern User Experience + Platform

  • Intuitive and familiar look and feel
  • Eliminate the need for RDP and VPN
  • Access anywhere, anytime
  • Common Data Service

5. More Functionality

+ App to Suit

  • Create multiple budgets for financials, revisions, analysis, and dimensional reporting
  • Intelligent Edge
  • Late Payment Predictions
  • Cash Flow Functionality
  • Warehouse Management
  • Office 365 – Enhanced Integration
  • Dynamics 365 Enhanced Integration
  • Enhanced Approval Workflows
  • Job Costing and Projects
  • Enhanced Inventory Functionality
  • Robust Reporting Options
  • Extension Development
  • Robust Manufacturing: Production orders, bill of materials, inventory forecasting, & more

5. Business Insights

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence (Al)
  • Power Platform
  • Power Bl
  • Flow
  • PowerApps

Steffes Group Leverages Business Central to Create Efficiencies and Modernize Operations

Outdated servers limit access to the latest technologies, reduce the speed at which you retrieve data to make decisions and can put a company at risk of security breaches. Because of these reasons and more, Steffes Group decided they no longer wanted to remain tied to on-site servers…

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About Stoneridge
Stoneridge Software is a unique Microsoft Gold Partner, with emphasis on partner. With specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we focus on attracting the most knowledgeable experts in the field to our team, and prioritize delivering stellar solutions with maximum impact for your business. At Stoneridge, we are deeply committed to your results. Each engagement is met with a dedicated team, ready to provide thorough, tailored, and expert service. Based in Minnesota, we intentionally “step into your shoes,” wherever you are. We focus on what you care about, and develop trusting, long-term relationships with our clients.