Many of our clients are running older versions of Dynamics GP and they are currently faced with the question – should I upgrade to the latest version of Dynamics GP 2013 now, or instead only go to Dynamics GP 2010?

Some companies are not ready to make the hardware/infrastructure investments required to be compatible with Dynamics GP 2013.   (Review: Dynamics GP 2010 vs Dynamics GP 2013 Hardware Requirements Comparison Chart)  And other companies choose not to use a newly released version until it has been on the market for a longer period of time.

In these cases, moving to Dynamics GP 2010 still gives you a ton of new functionality, including Management Reporter, the powerful real time financial reporting tool that has replaced FRx.

But if you plan to use Management Reporter, and roll it out to a large number of people in your organization, you need to compare the costs.

Cost of Management Reporter (MR) in Dynamics GP 2010

Business Ready Licensing (Business Essentials & Advanced Management Editions)=

  1. 1 MR Designer user per concurrent Dynamics GP user, then $1,000 per additional, named MR Designer User + annual enhancement fees.
  2. Must purchase a named Light User @ $125 each + Enhancement to receive the MR Viewer.

Modular Based Licensing (Standard & Professional Editions)=

  1. 1 MR Designer per concurrent Dynamics GP user, then $1,000 per additional, named MR Designer + Enhancement.
  2. 1 MR named Viewer is $300 + Enhancement.

Cost of Management Reporter in Dynamics GP 2013

Perpetual Licensing Starter Pack = Free!

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 every company gets an unlimited number of both Management Reporter Designer and Management Reporter Viewer users for free as part of the Starter Pack.

So if you are evaluating your upgrade path be sure to compare the cost of Management Reporter users.  This reason alone could determine what makes the most sense for your organization.


What’s New in Dynamics GP 2010

Highlights of Dynamics GP 2013

Modules Included in Dynamics GP 2013 Starter Pack, Extended Pack and Additional Packs

Hardware Requirements for Dynamics GP 2013

Management Reporter for Dynamics ERP (PDF)

To discuss your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade options and scenarios, contact CAL Business Solutions – or 860-485-0910.

By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Dynamics GP Partner,