Microsoft Dynamics GP marketing manager Pam Misialek published a nice blog entry last month that summarized how you can move from an on-premises deployment of Microsoft Dynamics GP to the cloud in 3 steps. If you currently run your organization with an on-premises deployment of Microsoft Dynamics GP, you’ve probably already thought about making the move to the cloud. The mobile experience is better with a cloud deployment, scalability is no longer an issue, and most organizations do not employ the level of data security that Microsoft provides for cloud deployments of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
But the advantages to a cloud deployment of Microsoft Dynamics GP go further. With a cloud deployment, updates and upgrades are automatic and painless. And most organizations save money on hardware and IT staff due to not hosting the solution themselves.
But maybe you know all that, and just want to look over the three steps to making the move to the cloud. Well, here they are, in summary:
- Determine current and future requirements: That is, determine the ISV solutions you are currently using, the modules and ISV solutions you will be using going forward, the types of user subscriptions you’ll need, your regulatory requirements, and your disaster recovery requirements.
- Work with your Microsoft Dynamics GP partner to determine timing of data migration: Simple migrations can be performed over a weekend or weeknight with no downtime.
- Get your users connected and finalize the monitoring of services: Just making sure it all works smoothly.
Learn more about the benefits of deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP on the cloud.