Avoid the Temptation to Take Shortcuts: 5 Tips for a Smooth Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10

January 15 2009

About Mariano Gomez

Mariano Gomez is a Microsoft MVP, PMP and EVP for Midmarket Solutions at Intelligent Partnerships, LLC. He is the original developer of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Spanish release for Latin America and has been consulting and implementing technology solutions for organizations across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America for the last 20 years. Mariano holds an MIS degree from the University of Phoenix.

About Intelligent Partnerships, LLC

With over 150 years of combined management and technology consulting experience, Intelligent Partnerships skillfully partners with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. 

A leading global professional services firm, Intelligent Partnerships draws on its deep operational and technical competencies to help companies across industries improve operating and financial performance.  Whether serving as business advisors or in interim leadership roles during periods of change or transition, our professionals take early and quick action in delivering measurable and sustainable impact to both top and bottom lines with a persistent focus on accelerated value creation and precise execution. Locations: Atlanta, United States; London, United Kingdom; and Dublin, Ireland.

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dracme's picture

For every hour devoted to testing core GP functionality on the upgraded system spend three on the third party modules. Every system is as good as it's weakest part and understanding that not all third party modules are developed equally you need to make sure that everything is working on the upgraded system. I had major problems with an unnamed 3rd party module.

mgomezb's picture

Thanks for the input and that is certainly a very true statement. As a best practice, before starting the test upgrade, it is always good to check with third party ISVs whether their products are compatible with Dynamics GP 10.0 and/or if they are any known compatibility issues with any other third party products. Also, if you are going to use third party products, make sure they have a good customer base that you can tap into for references about the ISV and the product itself, before making further implementation plans. Best regards, MG.- Mariano Gomez, MVP Maximum Global Business, LLC http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com