Many companies want to know how much does a Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade cost. In our experience doing hundreds of upgrades the average cost is anywhere between $2,000.00 and $4,000.00, but again, that’s just an average. There are several variables to consider, such as number of companies, database size, and other factors, but I can give you several tips to help you save money and lower the cost of your next Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade.

 

 

#1 Limit Customizations.
Customizations can be expensive to do and expensive to upgrade, so perhaps look for an add-on product that could give you the functionality that you need without customization.

#2 Control Database Issues.
Use the check links process in Microsoft Dynamics GP often. This will help you to find and fix database issues and not let them accumulate and show up during the upgrade.

#3 Get Solid Integrations.
Connecting or integrating Dynamics GP to another application can be very helpful, especially to eliminate double entry. However, if they’re done poorly, they can break during the upgrade, so make sure you work with a partner that specializes in Dynamics GP integrations and has a repeatable process so that your upgrade is not the first they’ve ever done with this integration.

#4 Choose your Add-on Products Wisely.
If your add‑on products are not compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP this can delay your upgrade, so choose add-on products that are certified from Microsoft Dynamics or that you know have a good reputation within the Dynamics channel. Ask your Dynamics GP partner for advice or go to the CAL ISV marketplace that we provide on the Cal Business Solutions web site for recommendations.

#5 Stay Current.
If you follow the upgrade path for the major releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP it will make it easier to upgrade each time. (How Much Does it Cost to Upgrade from Dynamics GP 10 to GP 2015?)

#6 Test Diligently.
During the test upgrade process you need to make sure that you test all scenarios and let us know of any issues. This way those issues can be resolved calmly and not in fire mode.

We hope you can use these tips to save money on your next Dynamics GP upgrade. Call CAL Business Solutions for a quote to work with you on your next Dynamics GP upgrade. 860-485-0910 x4 or sales@calszone.com

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Dynamics GP Version Upgrade Resources
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By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, www.calszone.com

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