Preparing to Upgrade Dynamics GP

Posted on: August 27, 2022 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics GP

With Microsoft choosing to only provide service and updates to users of the latest version of Dynamics GP, now is the time for GP users to consider upgrading their software to Dynamics GP 18.4. Operating on this version of GP ensures that your company will remain on the Modern Lifecycle Policy that Microsoft has laid out for Dynamics GP.

In order to upgrade your solution, however, there are multiple steps that need to be taken to ensure your company is adequately prepared. In today’s blog post, we are going to review some of the things you should cross off your list when considering switching to Dynamics GP 18.4 to ensure the transition is as painless as possible.

System Requirements

While this might feel like an obvious factor to account, it is crucial to ensure that your system can adequately support the latest version of GP. This means assessing your current disk space, your SQL server and licenses, and what version of Microsoft Office you have to ensure Office integrations will function properly.

System Customization

One of the most important aspects of integrating a new software system is creating a format that fits your business’s unique needs. Configuring the customization takes a considerable amount of time, so you should take stock of the add-ons you would like to include in your GP upgrade.

File Maintenance

To ensure that you avoid any data corruption when upgrading to Dynamics GP 18.4, you should take time to run check-links. Moreover, minimizing the size of any existing databases can help speed up your backup process.

Next Steps

Aside from the aforementioned tasks, your company has many steps it should take when anticipating an upgrade for GP. Logan Consulting, a proud partner of Microsoft, specializes in helping clients set themselves up for success with new systems. Contact us today to see how we can assist you!


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