If your Dynamics product is nearing the end of its life cycle, it’s time to start planning for the implementation of a later release. Microsoft continues to release new product innovation on a regular basis, therefore phasing out older versions of their products. Microsoft Support expiration dates for the following products are provided below:
Maintenance for Dynamics GP 10.0 expires 10/9/2012
Maintenance for Dynamics CRM 4.0 expires 4/9/2013
Maintenance for Dynamics SL 7.0 expires 10/9/2012
It’s critically important that you stay on Microsoft-supported versions of your core business systems. Advantages are two-fold: one, you will be ensuring the continuity of your business, and two, you will be able to take advantage of the updates Microsoft continually provides for their products. For example, Dynamics GP clients who will need new 2013 tax table updates can only receive them if they are on a supported product version.
LBMC Technologies is offering a free Dynamics upgrade assessment to any client interested in upgrading to GP 2010, CRM 2011, or SL 2011. Call Kenneth Sims at 615-309-2473 to schedule your free assessment.
Please keep in mind that Microsoft changed its Annual Maintenance policies in 2011. Microsoft no longer extends a grace period for the payment of your Annual Maintenance. Late renewals lose their Protected List Price (PLP) and are subject to a 3% penalty fee per day. The PLP is used to calculate your maintenance fees depending on the plan you are purchasing. See the matrix for the current Dynamics GP and SL maintenance plans available for client purchase.
If you lose your PLP the cost of your maintenance could increase dramatically. You should expect an email and an invoice 90 days before your maintenance plan ends in order to avoid any late fees and to ensure that we receive your payment well before your due date.