Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) End of Life? Not Anytime Soon- Modern Lifecycle & End of Updates
Microsoft has announced that new customer sales of Microsoft Dynamics GP will end in April 2026, but existing users will continue to receive tax and other product updates, as well as security updates and hotfixes. Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly known as Great Plains, has been a popular ERP solution for growing businesses for many years, and while there will no longer be new feature updates, it will continue to receive regulatory, tax, security, and functionality updates.
Microsoft has adopted a cloud-first model in recent years and has released a range of cloud products from collaboration and productivity suites like Teams and Office 365 to enterprise resource management like their Dynamics 365 offerings. However, Microsoft has assured Dynamics GP users that it will continue to support GP for many years to come.
Since the October 2019 release, GP has been on the Modern Lifecycle services, which means that version names are no longer being used. Any version released after GP 2018 is simply known as Dynamics GP. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be new versions of Dynamics GP, but they just won’t have public-facing names or ‘vintages’ like “GP 2018 R2” any longer.
For users who are on an older version of Dynamics GP, such as GP 2013 R2, support has been extended. The chart on Microsoft’s website provides information on how long users can expect support.
The future of Dynamics GP will include three GP updates per year, which will include tax updates, new features, and a year-end update. Users only need to update once per year to stay current, and all updates will contain bug fixes.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is among Microsoft’s most resilient products, known for its agility and adaptability. While there will be no new feature updates, the product will likely remain a favorite solution for many years to come.
Microsoft has plans to continue supporting GP for many years to come, and most Microsoft Partners who have been delivering Dynamics GP for years believe in the product and plan to deliver services around GP as long as it is available. Those who are interested in Microsoft Dynamics GP can learn more about updates and news concerning Dynamics GP by connecting with Microsoft Dynamics Partners who are committed to continued services around GP.
Recently, there has been some concern about the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP, but fear not, as it appears that GP is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
Microsoft has announced that new customer sales of Dynamics GP will end in April 2026, but this will not affect existing customers.
They will still be able to purchase new licenses and modules beyond 2026. Microsoft has also stated that they are fully committed to supporting existing customers and partners and will continue to provide regulatory (tax) updates, security updates, and hotfixes for Dynamics GP.
Although there will no longer be new features updates for GP, it will still receive regulatory, tax, security, and functionality updates. Microsoft has also adopted a cloud-first model, and while GP may not have as many cloud offerings as some of Microsoft’s other products, it is still a resilient and adaptable product that is likely to remain a favorite solution for many years to come.
In fact, most Microsoft Partners who have been delivering Dynamics GP for years plan to continue to do so as long as it is available. The product is known for its agility and adaptability, making it a go-to ERP solution for growing businesses.
So, if you’re a Dynamics GP user, there’s no need to worry about the future of your product. Microsoft is committed to supporting its existing customers and partners, and GP is still a reliable and trustworthy solution. As technology continues to evolve, it’s important to stay informed about any changes to your software products, but for now, it seems that Dynamics GP is here to stay.