6 Microsoft Dynamics GP Predictions for 2017

It's that time of year again, time for my new year prognostications on Microsoft Dynamics GP. I feel like I got 4 out of 6 mostly right last year and completely whiffed on one. You can judge for yourself with last year's predictions here.

Here is what I think 2017 will look like:

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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"You will be sick..."?

You say that as if it is not a measure of my current feelings. Imagine how overheated the marketing will be when someone actually starts writing the monthly checks to rent it.

I have already prepared myself to have Microsoft personnel and partners bust into GPUG events and regale us with 2+ hour multimedia extravaganzas on all the stuff the new product will do which they will never add to the products anyone actually owns.

The cloud people now in charge at Microsoft will continue until they use up all the oxygen at each and every Microsoft event. I am going to laugh when my kids complain that Dynamics 365 marketing dominates the home page and marketplace on their Xbox.

Just like FRx?

"You will have many opportunities to migrate (from FRx to MR) on your own schedule. But FRx is not going away." Sound familiar? No wonder GP customers are confused. Were being fed the same script for Dyn365. At Summit in Nashville I can see putting up a sign at The Hub---"Dynamics 365 Free Zone".

Free Zone

Brilliant, I may bring coloring books and pizza for the safe space.

minivan