The Microsoft Dynamics GP customer's roadmap to digital transformation

February 1 2019

If you've been paying attention to the world of Dynamics ERP, you've probably noticed that Microsoft has placed Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations at the heart of its digital transformation strategy for business applications. Because of this, some people are concerned that the company will neglect Dynamics GP in terms of future development and augmentation, or that it will announce the product's end of life.

GP customers feel fierce loyalty toward the software. Luckily, the Dynamics community can rest assured that not only is GP support sticking around for the foreseeable future, it is also compatible with Microsoft's digital transformation initiatives. To help GP users understand how they can prepare for the future and maximize both their existing investments and their competitive edge for the future, my colleagues and I at Turnkey Technologies have prepared a framework that companies can use to develop their own roadmap for digital transformation.

The four pillars of digital transformation 

Before you hit the road on your digital transformation journey, it's important to understand what the destination looks like. More than just adopting the latest updates, versions, and add-ons, digital transformation refocuses your business across four broad domains: 

  1. Engaging customers 
  2. Empowering employees 
  3. Optimizing operations 
  4. Transforming products 

Engaging customers entails developing a thorough, data-driven understanding of current and potential customers at the individual customer and contact level so you can deliver personalized experiences. Empowering employees means using tools like Office 365 to provide a modern workplace where people can work on the go and collaborate using sophisticated, intelligent applications. Optimizing operations requires you to have digital tools to enhance business responsiveness through efficient management of people and assets. Finally, transforming your products involves using technology to drive innovation regarding the goods and services you offer. 

For current Dynamics GP customers, the roadmap to digitally transforming includes various waypoints needed to gather the tools you need to reach these four pillars. Though the journey might seem daunting, you've already begun, especially if you’ve been keeping up with your GP upgrades.

Digital transformation and Dynamics GP updates 

About Chris Gherardini

Chris Gherardini is the president and owner at Turnkey Technologies Inc., which offers new software sales, upgrades, implementation services, customization, data conversion, integration, training, support, business intelligence and reporting, workflow, and portals. Mr. Gherardini focuses on customer engagement, solution architecture/modeling, project management and practice leadership.

If you are interested in learning more about different options with Turnkey Technologies, request an ERP Fit-Gap Assessment with the Turnkey team. You can also contact us at (888) 876-5393 or

Move GP to the Cloud Promo 

If you are an on-premise GP user who decides to follow the Turnkey roadmap, you may decide to move your solution off your servers and into the cloud. If you choose to host GP in Turnkey’s state-of-the-art data center in St. Louis before March 31, 2019, you can take advantage of a special promotion we are offering to new hosted clients.  

This promotion includes: 

  • Up to $9,000 credit toward an upgrade to the latest version of Dynamics GP.


  • Three months of free hosting (with three-year commitment).
  • GP cloud environment provisioning at no extra cost.
  • Free GP backups to an alternative site.
  • The choice between a monthly GP subscription and Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL).
  • Free security and network assessment of your on-premise environment (a $1,000 value).
  • One year of free Dark Web email account monitoring for your domain email accounts (a $1,200 value). 

Reserve your promotion today and take the next step in your digital transformation journey! 

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