Microsoft Dynamics SL Journey to End of Life
Understand what the coming changes mean for your business and how to take action to prepare for a smooth transition.
Navigate the Future of Microsoft Dynamics SL With Confidence
We have received Microsoft’s notification that Dynamics SL will be phased out over the next several years and will reach its end of life in July 2028. Microsoft will continue to enhance and provide updates and hot fixes until January 2024. After that, Microsoft will continue to provide support of existing functionality through July 11, 2028.
For More Information about Microsoft's Announcement, Click Here.
What do These Changes Mean for Your Business?
The Coast Technology Services Team understands that this Microsoft announcement might leave you with questions, and we are here to provide the answers and support you need.
Microsoft Dynamics SL is slowly being phased out over the next several years, which means that your business will ultimately need to change ERP strategies and make the transition to a new software solution. As a trusted Microsoft Partner with over 100 years of combined experience, our expert team has the knowledge and resources to guide you through each step of this process.
You don't have to navigate any of these changes alone. Our team can help you create an effective new ERP strategy, and then plan and execute whatever system changes are required for a smooth and cost-effective transition.
Please reach out to our team with any questions, and we'll be happy to assist.
Start Preparing Today
Start preparing your business for the upcoming changes in the Microsoft Dynamics SL roadmap. Developing a successful software transition strategy requires a comprehensive plan based on your business needs, system requirements, and available resources. Early planning efforts to gather this information will set your business on the path to a smooth transition.
Get started today and take the first step - contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help you plan.
Wondering how to start planning?
Follow our guide below for assistance through the first step.
Step 1: Discovery
The first step in planning for a future system change is identifying your specific system requirements through the discovery process. Start by taking a look at your current system to assess what is working well for your business, and what areas may need improvement. Consider what additional features would be beneficial in the long run. As you gain insights, start to document your system requirements to use as a future resource.
Before you dive into confusing demos, understand your system requirements.
Establishing a clear understanding of your system requirements will help you to know what to look for when you are ready to explore options for a new system. Thorough discovery in your planning stage will help you avoid wasting time looking into systems that can't support your requirements.
Use our Free Discovery Resource tool to help you begin your discovery process.
Let's Work Together To Prepare
We understand that transitioning to a new ERP system can feel daunting. That's why our expert team is here to help you through the entire process. Let our team guide you through in-depth discovery and help you identify and document your system requirements to help you begin planning effectively. You don't have to go through this alone - our team is here to make the process easier and ensure you're successful in the end. Let's get started!
We're Here to Guide You
As a trusted Microsoft Partner with over 100 years of combined experience in the field, you can count on the Coast Technology Services team to help you navigate the journey to End of Life for Microsoft Dynamics SL.
Our team is here to guide you each step of the way, and will keep you informed as we move forward. If you have any questions about what this announcement means for your business, or how you should begin preparing, please get in touch.
More Details on the Microsoft Announcement:
During the time up until January 2024, Microsoft plans for three more cumulative updates. FYI - most current update is SL 2018 CU8(Released June 2022) for Dynamics SL 2018. Dynamics SL 2018 CU9 will be released December 2022 which will provide fixes for reported issue as well as yearend updates based on government changes for W2 and 1099. Quarterly tax tables will also be updated. Future releases: CU10 in June 2023, which will add support for SQL 2022 and CU11 in December 2023, which will provide the last round of year end updates. Once Dynamics SL 2018 reaches the extended support timeframe of post January 2024 up until July 2028, Microsoft will provide security patches only, no more year end updates (including the end of 2024) will be released. Existing customers can continue to buy new users or modules during extended support up until July 11, 2028. Starting July 11, 2028, customers will no longer be able to purchase support or maintenance agreements from Microsoft. Microsoft will no longer offer any possibility to acquire solutions or resolve security concerns for installations of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018. If you have any questions regarding these announcements please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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