Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015: Is this the time to upgrade?

Enterprise IT departments often wait for at least one or two updates to newly released software before upgrading. By waiting, the thinking goes, bugs will have been discovered and fixed after the original releases. For many companies, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is no exception to this practice.

"There's been a lot of interest lately in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, but I've heard from a number of people that their company won't move to the latest release," writes Mark Polino, Integrated Business Group Senior Consultant. "They insist on waiting until the first service pack or implementing one version back."


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Never a perfect time to upgrade

The testing burden is probably the biggest obstacle in larger organizations, especially as the numbrer of integrations and customizations increase. With Microsoft releasing new features with every major srvice pack now, the old rule of waiting for next service pack carries less weight. The more important questions include:
Has it been more than a year since my last code update?
Have my ISVs released their updates for the current GP build?
Are the included features compelling for my nusiness?
Will we lose the direct upgrade path if we wait for the next release?
Where do I stand in the Microsoft product life cycle calendar?
What will it cost and is there room in my budget?