To briefly summarize Dynamic Communities User Group Summit, a four-day conference with 7,000 attendees, including hundreds of partners, is tough to do. Yet, as we think about the User Group Summit, there are three prevailing themes that come to mind.

 

MICROSOFT’S MESSAGE: GP ISN’T GOING AWAY

Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap Image 2019Microsoft’s consistency in its commitment to product lines and surrounding strategy (for two years in a row) was a refreshing change. Typically, we hear an announcement that sends the users, ISVs and partners spinning. We came out of Summit with no major shifts or announcements to the lineup: Dynamics GP isn’t going away and D365 Business Central is building. These are two things in our Payroll world, that we can get behind. This focus will bring stability to partners and customers over the next year.

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While D365 Business Central is growing in functionality, enhancements and global customer base, the Dynamics GP user group still remains the largest attended group for this Dynamic Communities event. As we stated, there was some peace this year that people are generally happy with the investment they have made. Microsoft is road mapping GP releases through 2020 with verbiage of 2024 “and beyond.” 

In the past year, we at Integrity Data have asked Microsoft Dynamics customers to tell us more about their payroll experiences in our Payroll and Afraid Survey. Of those surveyed, 88% are using GP Payroll, representing an average of 445 employees per organization, less than 4% are outsourcing, only 9% are looking to move off Dynamics GP for their payroll and one organization with 47,000 employees is trying to move to Dynamics GP for their Payroll needs.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP customer base is large, strong, committed and energized. This was demonstrated best in the Dynamics GP general session which highlighted Mike Polino’s stellar presentation of the great, new features and a crowd that is best described using the same, four adjectives. If you haven’t seen the recent updates, check out this blog.

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