Does Project Green Dynamics 365 Mean The Death Of Dynamics GP?

Microsoft Dynamics GPNewly anointed MVP Jen Kuntz, of Kuntz Consulting Inc. has a new blog post up where she discusses what the launch of Dynamics 365 means for Microsoft Dynamics GP and the rumours which have been springing up.

Unfortunately, some of these rumours seem to be coming from Microsoft partners themselves.

I was at the reIMAGINE Dynamics GP partner conference earlier this year, where Errol Schoenfish, the Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft, reiterated, and got us to stand up and repeat along with him that “Microsoft Dynamics GP is going nowhere.

Microsoft then displayed a slide showing the continuing development of Dynamics GP (and NAV and AX and SL alongside Dynamics 365):

RoadmapMicrosoft Dynamics GP roadmap

That was followed up more recently with a roadmap for Dynamics GP with the release of 2016 R2 at the start of December this year and GP 2018 at the start of December next year, with GP “NExt” following a year later:

RoadmapMicrosoft Dynamics GP roadmap

My reference to Project Green in the post title, was slightly tongue in cheek. Back in 2008, a merger of the Dynamics ERP was looked into briefly be Microsoft, before being discarded. That was Project Green.

It still comes up in conversations now; last year we had a prospect in who mentioned a competitor selling another ERP mentioning that GP would be merged with NAV. He stopped at that point when he saw my huge roll eyes, and confirmed it as Project Green when I asked. I then explained what it was and when it ended.

That’s the problem with rumours. When they start they can be difficult to stop. The message on Dynamics 365 from Microsoft hasn’t been great and needs to improve.

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4 thoughts on “Does Project Green Dynamics 365 Mean The Death Of Dynamics GP?

  1. MarcK4096 says:

    It doesn’t help that Microsoft has stopped actively developing Management Reporter. If Microsoft were really committed to GP, one would think they wouldn’t abandon its financial reporting tool.

    1. Ian Grieve Ian Grieve says:

      MR has been moved across to the AX Development team, so while it is being actively developed, it isn’t for GP.

      They have partnered with Jet Reports instead. A decision which I don;t really agree with as MR is a far better fit for our clients requirements for financial reporting.

  2. johnalbert says:

    It does not help that Microsoft has stopped actively developing Management Reporter. If Microsoft were really committed to GP, one would think they would not abandon its financial reporting tool

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