The next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP is set to drop on May 1, Microsoft announced this week. Microsoft Dynamics GP marketing manager Pam Misialek broke the news on Wednesday, March 9, on her Microsoft Dynamics GP Community blog. “This is a powerful release because we believe it is going to transform the way people and businesses interact with and what they expect from their business solutions,” Misialek wrote.
Microsoft has been hinting at some of the new features expected in the next release, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, for months, and another release, labeled R2, will be delivered in the second half of the year. Initially, Microsoft tentatively planned an April release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, and this announcement of a May 1st release date shows that development was largely on track.
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 includes the new and modern HTML5 client that will work across devices like iPads and Android. It will enable users to more easily work when they want, how they want, and with the device they want, and it will enable organizations to take control over how they leverage the cloud.
There will be a new, pretty interface, but Misialek ensures us that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 “isn’t just pretty, it’s smart too.” There will be new Odata connections for PowerBI, so you can get more than just year-to-date sales: you can get all the knowledge you need to actually run the business instead of merely monitoring it.
Misialek says that Microsoft has worked hard to really listen to GP users so as to act upon their business needs. This release includes many features requested by the GP community, as well as features dreamed up by Microsoft developers that users will no doubt find just as nice to have.