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Microsoft Dynamics GP Users Increasingly Comfortable with the Cloud: New Survey

by Valerie Miller
Contributing Writer, MSDW
How Microsoft Dynamics GP users expect their cloud solution investments to change in the next year

Microsoft Dynamics GP users are still getting their feet wet when it comes to using cloud-based technology. In fact, less than one in 10 customers reports running Dynamics GP in the cloud. But give them time, because ERP and accounting are first in their cloud migration plans.

So found MSDynamicsWorld in a survey that it covered in the recent webinar Microsoft Dynamics GP and the Cloud in 2016: Customer Successes, Challenges and Future Plans. MSDynamicsWorld hosted the webinar with panelists Tyler Doerner, vice president of sales of WatServ and Linda Rose, founder and CEO of RoseASP.

This year's survey about cloud usage, run in March 2016, covered the breadth of Dynamics offerings including all the ERP suites. The results were based on the responses of 284 participants from Microsoft Dynamics customers, VARs and other Dynamics consultants (excluding ISVs). Of those 284 respondents, 53 were Dynamics GP users and 50 were Dynamics GP consultants.

When asked "Where do you use cloud services today," just five of the 53 Dynamics GP customers reported running Dynamics GP in a cloud environment - less than 10 percent. But Doerner suggested that new cloud users are more likely to use Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online as starter projects, "a way to get your feet wet with cloud-based [uses]," he described. 

That would explain why the Dynamics GP users surveyed employ cloud for other ...

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