Microsoft has released a great new Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central promotion starting in June 2020 for all existing GP clients that are current on their annual enhancement plan. This is really a win-win situation for GP users! Sikich is working closely with Microsoft and our GP clients to ensure that all qualifying clients are aware of this great opportunity. You can renew your Dynamics GP enhancement plan at your existing renewal date and receive dual use Business Central (D365 BC) cloud licenses for no extra cost.
Business Central is Microsoft’s cloud ERP solution that many GP users are evaluating as a possibility for an ERP migration to the cloud.
How to Take Advantage of this promotion
At the time of your renewal, Sikich can enroll you in this program to be able to receive the cloud licenses. The timing is tight, though. You can only take advantage of the offer within 30 days of your GP renewal. If the renewal has already been processed, the opportunity is missed. This offer goes through the next Microsoft calendar year, which is until June 30, 2021.
Although the cost of these licenses is “free” with the GP renewal, implementation services are NOT included in assisting with the install and setup of Business Central. Sikich can provide an estimate to deploy a BC environment for the client to be able to test and assist with the evaluation of moving from GP to the cloud. We have put together a few different packages to get companies started on Business Central at a lower cost than your standard ERP migration.
Here are some more important details about the promotion and migration to BC:
- Concurrent versus Named Licenses – GP Users are Concurrent (shared licenses between logins), where BC licenses are named. The client has access to as many BC licenses as the total cost of the GP renewal. Ex. If the renewal is $15,000, the client will get as many BC users as adds up to $15,000 annual subscription. Additional licenses are available for purchase at 60% off.
- 60% off named BC licenses for up to three years. – The standard cost of BC licenses are $100/mo/user for Premium Licenses, $70/mo/user for Essential Licenses, and $8/mo/user for Teams licenses. Existing Microsoft Dynamics Clients will receive 60% off during this promotional period.
- Eliminate timely system upgrades. – Microsoft regularly pushes out updates, thereby eliminating your company’s need to go through a separate upgrade process.
- Clients have the ability to access both GP and BC licenses during the promotion period. They can also cancel BC licenses after one year to continue using GP if desired. Licensing must equal the amount of your current annual enhancement renewal with a commitment of at least one year in this promotion. After the three-year promotional period is up, the client has the option to stick with GP and lose rights to BC or become fully migrated to BC and start paying the annual subscription.
Have any questions about this Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central promotion? Ready to take advantage of this unique offer? Please contact us at any time!