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Top 5 reasons why you should start your Dynamics GP 2015 upgrade plans now – ERP consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP Canada

 1.      Microsoft support for Dynamics GP 2010 ends mid-October 2015 and Dynamics GP 10.0 is no longer supported and nearing obsolescence

Although Endeavour will continue to provide clients with support on older versions of Dynamics GP, Microsoft’s mainstream support for GP 2010 SP1, SP2 and SP3 expires on October 13, 2015.   Microsoft’s mainstream support for GP 10.0 has already ended. The following link will take you to the official Microsoft Support Lifecycle page.   Unsupported applications carry an increased risk that bugs or errors discovered within these products will not be fixed by Microsoft.  For some companies having an unsupported ERP poses a non-compliance within their Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and/or ISO plans and certifications.

The upgrade process from Dynamics GP 2010 to GP 2015 R2 is a one-step upgrade, however to upgrade from Dynamics GP 10.0 to GP 2015, will require a 2-step upgrade with an upgrade to GP 2013, then to GP 2015 R2.  Our team at Endeavour is well versed in each of these upgrade approaches.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you consider embracing many of the new workflow, reporting and business automation functions as part of your upgrade.  Such considerations may require additional configurations and business process re-design.

2.      The new Dynamics GP 2015 R2 is full of solid enhancements

Our Dynamics GP consultants in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia are thrilled with the added functions and stability of Dynamics GP 2015 R2.  As you may have heard, FRx has been replaced with MR (Management Reporter) for handling your reporting needs via the Microsoft SSRS or Power BI report presentation tools. The enhanced workflow functions are especially exciting and provide a great platform for further automating business processes, improving back-office efficiencies and enforcing financial controls as part of an upgrade of your investment in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Of course we can’t forget all the “small” improvements in the Dynamics GP 2015R2, like the having Debits before Credits in all your lists and reports or having the option to automatically update your check book and bank rec when doing a cash receipt.  For many GP 2015 is a significant upgrade from older versions such as GP 10.0 and GP 2010.  Endeavour recommends budgeting for additional change management and training to help users adapt to the new screens, new and enhanced workflows and new reporting methods.

3.      Change Management / User Adoption plans have a greater impact in September

Endeavour Solutions has been providing accounting and ERP consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP customers for over 20 years.  Over this time, we have enjoyed a low turn-over of consultants and a high retention of satisfied clients.  Experience has shown that when it comes to business readiness, change management and training plans, users are more open to change and adoption of new processes after returning from vacation. The top two times of the year for the greatest mass-return of employees from vacation is at the end of the summer and after the New Year.

Psychologically speaking employees are typically a little more relaxed and more open to new ideas (process changes), while at the same time are motivated by messages from popular media around “Back to school” and a “New year”.  It is at these times of the year where we see increased user adoption of newly enhanced systems and their attainment of new goals, KPIs and other performance metrics.

4.      Internal resource discussions are often smoother during the summer

Business decisions these days are rarely made in isolation; choosing when and how to upgrade your current Dynamics GP ERP is no exception.  We’ve found that key executive stakeholders are often swamped with a variety of projects throughout the year, but typically slow down over the summer months.  Although, summer vacations themselves can create havoc on coordinating calendars.  When key stakeholders are able to meet, they are typically less distracted with other projects.  It may seem counter intuitive, but the summer can actually be the most productive time to reach a common understanding and commitment around resource allocations.

Our team at Endeavour can assist and even mediate your internal review of upgrade approaches, hosting/licensing options, and training plans.  We can also assist with your internal review and evaluation of different approaches to defining new job roles, performing custom calculations, unifying your chart of accounts, working with multiple reporting entities, configuring workflow approval hierarchies, adjusting approval thresholds and a variety of other accounting and business controls that impact business autonomy, team collaboration, reporting visibility and even the calculation of bonus / compensation payouts.

5.      Fewer competing priorities in August – Start your plans now

As discussed, the summer often presents a time when fewer corporate projects are running.  Now is a good time to take advantage of the potential lull in activity and insert an upgrade assessment and business proposal review before other projects are slated to begin.

We’ve found that the majority of top companies operate within defined budgets.  ‘Carpe diem’, if you want to seize the opportunity to improve your performance, streamline your business operations and lay the foundation for future growth, you will need to reallocate the funds from other budgets to pay for your September/October upgrade.

Thus the time is now, to consider your Microsoft Dynamics 2015 upgrade plans in preparation for business process improvements and an upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015 this Fall.


Call or e-mail Steve Ewing at Endeavour Solutions to set up a meeting to talk about your current Dynamics ERP system and to discuss the various options and approaches available for upgrading to Dynamics GP 2015 R2.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Endeavour Solutions

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Steve Ewing
Director, Business Development
Endeavour Solutions Inc.
(905) 542-2139 x 213 / (902) 444-7753 x 213
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What’s new in Dynamics GP 2015 R2

Our team at Endeavour Solutions hosted a by-invite-only webinar on “What’s new in Dynamics GP 2015” the end of June.   The online event was well attended and we received some positive feedback from some businesses looking to upgrade to 2015 R2.

Would you like to be on our invite list?   Please fill out the contact us section on the website and request to be added to future invites.

Our team of MS Dynamics GP consultants in Ontario and Nova Scotia are working with clients to ensure a smooth and cost effective upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015 R2.  The expanded workflow capabilities within Dynamics GP R2 are garnering a lot of excitement.

The following is a short excerpt from the presentation. For those still on Dynamics GP 10 or GP 2010 the gap and the related benefits of upgrading are quite significant. Contact our Director of Business Development, Steve Ewing via e-mail or phone for a personalized assessment and Dynamics GP 2015 upgrade plan.  Phone: 1 (905) 542-2139 ext. 213 or 1 (902) 444-7753 ext. 213.

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Save on Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Licenses Until May 25th.

From now until May 25, 2015, Microsoft and Endeavour Solutions are offering discounted pricing to existing Dynamics GP customers that require additional licenses. In order to qualify for this offer:
  • Special discounts for 3 or more additional users 
  • Accounts must be current on Microsoft enhancement
  • Licenses need to be ordered and paid for in advance of May 25, 2015

To learn more about what kind of discount your company qualifies for, please contact Steve Ewing Director of Business Development at Endeavour 905-542-2139 ext 213 or via email.


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Webinar: Understanding eCommerce and ePayments for Dynamics GP

Creating an eCommerce environment integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP results in an automated system for handling and fulfilling online orders, which is quickly becoming a necessity for businesses today.

On Wednesday April 15th, Endeavour Solutions and k-eCommerce will introduce their integrated eCommerce Solution that connects with the backend office GP to a frontend web store.


Learn How Integrating an eCommerce Platform with GP Can Help You Receive Payments, Get More Orders and Mobilize Your Sales Team 

Learn the Benefits of an Integrated eCommerce Environment co-hosted by Ryan Burnham, Channel Sales and Business Development Manager of k-eCommerce  on Wednesday, April 15th at 12pm EST. Register today.

Highlights of the webinar include:

  • Learn the benefits of connecting credit card payment applications with backend GP for both B2B and B2C environments
  • Mobilize your salesforce to accept payments anywhere!
  • Trim marketing, IT and accounting hassles by streamlining payments right into GP
  • Increase your eCommerce efforts with an SEO optimized web store with responsive web design that is mobile and tablet ready
  • How to take advantage of a sales portal/customers service environment with or without an internet connection
  • The importance of protection and security when processing electronic payments
Reserve your spot and register here.
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