Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 brings a number of big innovations and new features to the GP package. And it’s in your business’s best interest to stay up to date in terms of back end software, as working with the most recent deployment ensures the greatest productivity and the deepest support available. Upgrading from GP 2010 to GP 2013 isn’t as complicated as you may think — Dynamics GP advancements are always designed to be upgraded almost seamlessly.

Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to upgrade from GP 2010 to GP 2013:

Double-check your documentation.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a constantly evolving piece of software, and changes may have been made to your install and troubleshooting documentation between its printing and you purchasing the upgrade. Make sure you’re working with the most recent edition of the documentation to ensure a better install process.

Consider your system and network hardware.

GP 2013 has more intricate requirements than GP 2010. Make sure you make the minor upgrades on your network infrastructure and system hardware before achieving optimal results. Detailed listings of the application’s system requirements can be found in the documentation.

Update Dynamics GP

You must be running Microsoft Dynamics GP release 10.0.1779 or later or Dynamics 2010 11.0.1860 or later. If you’re running an older version of the GP software, you will be unable to complete the upgrade to GP 2013 until you bring your current install up to date.

Create a checklist and a timetable.

Before you sit down and begin the upgrade process in full, build a timeline and checklist that will aid you in getting each of the necessary install steps done. Having a list from which to work with goes a long way toward making the install procedure a success.

Ask for help.

One of the best things about Microsoft Dynamics GP is that it’s supported by a wide network of certified partners. If you have any questions at all about upgrading or updating, do not hesitate to ask a partner for assistance.

With the right approach, the upgrade from GP 2010 to GP 2013 can be smooth and effortless. Just take the time to knock out the preliminary steps and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the transition can proceed. For more information please visit