Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dynamics GP 2015 Upgrade Process & Paths


With the release of Dynamics GP 2015, it’s time to start planning for the upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015. Here is quick summary on the upgrade process, path & supported version.
Hope this helps everyone as I have also processed through one!

Upgrade Paths:
Sr. No
From
Upgrade Path For GP 2015
1
GP 8.0
GP 8.0 >> GP 10.0 >> GP 2013 SP2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
2
GP 9.0
GP 9.0 >> GP 10.0 >> GP 2010 SP4 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
OR
GP 9.0 >> GP 10.0 >> GP 2013 SP2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
3
GP 10
GP 10.0 >> GP 2010 SP4 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
OR
GP 10.0 >> GP 2013 SP2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
4
GP 2010
GP 2010 SP4 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
OR
GP 2010 SP4 >> GP 2013 SP2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
5
GP 2013
GP 2013 SP2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)
OR
GP 2013 R2 >> GP2015 RTM ( 14.00.0524 or Later)

Registration Keys:
To upgrade to Dynamics GP2015, all current customer on Business Ready Licensing (BRL) or Module Based Licensing (MBL) must contact their partner & upgrade/transit their licenses to Dynamics GP2013/Dynamics GP2015. (Must).
You Won’t Be Upgraded Or Upgrade Will Not Have This Functionality For You, IF?
1-      Language Not English:
This initial release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is the English language release.  If you are currently using translations for French or Spanish, you should wait to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 until those languages are available (Will Be Available in H1 CAL 2015).
2-      U.S Payroll Tax Update Will Not Work:
The U.S. Payroll Automatic Tax Engine does not work with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 RTM.
Check on partner source or customer source for the script to run and have this fixed in Jan-2014 table.
3-      Cannot Upgrade Having U.S Payroll Tax 2014 Update Installed(KB 3006930 or KB 3006900):
If you have installed the 2014 Year-End update for U.S. Payroll (KB 3006930 or KB 3006900) or the 2014 Year-End/2015 Tax table update for Canadian Payroll on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 or Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, you will not be able to upgrade till the January Hotfix for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is released.

4-      No Longer There For You:
Good Bye for Business Portal. No upgrade for Business Portal to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

5-      No SharePoint Workflow, Define New Workflows:
There is no upgrade for Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics GP that ran on top of SharePoint. Workflow functionality for Microsoft Dynamics GP now exists within the Microsoft Dynamics GP product itself. 

6-      No Management Reporter Till MR CU11:
Management Reporter CU11 will release later in December 2014. Until that time, MR is not compatible with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

what is supported vs what is not support:
Here is the list of what is fully supported by upgrading to Dynamics GP 2015.
Not Supported:
1-      Database Engine:
a.       Microsoft SQL Server 2008 all editions & Below
2-      Windows Server Operating Systems:
a.       Windows Server 2003 all editions & Below
3-      Windows Client Operating Systems:
a.       Windows XP all editions
b.      Windows Vista all editions
4-      Office Applications:
a.       Microsoft Office 2007 & Below
b.      Office Communicator 2007 & Below.


Happy Upgrades.

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