Just as Dynamics GP is highly configurable to the needs of any business, so too are the deployment options which can include:
The traditional method of setting up Dynamics GP requires a capital purchase of the software and deployment on your own internal servers. This scenario requires upfront costs for the software purchase and IT infrastructure, and requires ongoing maintenance and backup to be managed by the company. On-premise is likely the best choice when the company wants to maintain the highest control of their data and does not want to be reliant on a fast or stable internet connection for access.
In this model, Dynamics GP software is also a capital purchase, but is deployed on a cloud server located in a secure data centre. The server can be either a dedicated or shared server. Client access is over a secure internet connection, so there is dependence on a high speed, quality internet connection. This model is a good choice when the business already owns the software and is paying the annual enhancement, but no longer wishes to manage the costs incurred for IT infrastructure or IT personnel to maintain the system.
Subscription as a Service (SaaS)
This is the fastest growing option for hosting Dynamics GP, as it does not require the upfront purchase of the software. By paying a monthly subscription fee, the software is “rented” and accessed through either a dedicated or shared server over a secure internet connection. As with Partner Hosted, a quality internet connection with appropriate bandwidth is vital. This model is a great choice for small and/or new businesses that want to minimize upfront capital costs for Dynamics GP licenses, IT infrastructure and IT personnel to maintain the system.
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