Lessons learned moving Dynamics GP customers to a cloud accounting platform

Over the past four years we have moved many companies from their older on-premises Dynamics GP  systems to browser-based applications built on the Microsoft Dynamics cloud platform. These new solutions give organizations easier access and more efficiencies than they had before.

In making the decision to leave the on-premises world, similar concerns come up across many of these implementations. Most of them are entirely reasonable, and the work we do together with users to improve adoption and manage change also demonstrates the magnitude of the transition that is underway in enterprise software for buyers, vendors, and service providers. 

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About John Silvani

John Silvani, President & CEO of Gravity Software, combines his in-depth market knowledge with practical business strategies, meeting the unique needs of a broad client group.  In May 2001, he was recipient of the Crain's "Who's Who in Technology" award and continued to receive awards for his companies throughout his career. In 2011, he was recognized by Lawrence Technological University as one of the "Leaders & Innovators Honouree" in Michigan.

With 30 years in the software industry, John has become one of the nation's top respected resellers of business applications. His background and leadership has provided him with an understanding of the demands and needs for growing organizations. In 2012, John sold First Tech Direct, a Michigan Microsoft Dynamics reseller company and decided to develop an online cloud financial solutions for smart businesses, Gravity Software.

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Extremely important

I have experience in onpremise and cloud business apps. The above points are extremely important before you jump into cloud bandwagon. Most important among them is the extensibility capabilities. For on premise you will get complete freedom to change anything.In most of the cases you get the same set of tools and technologies that software publisher user. But this is not the case for cloud apps. So before you jump into SaaS app think about the option of running a browser based on premise product in a public cloud especially if you are a large enterprise with lot of customisation in your business process system.

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