Microsoft will launch the next major update to Dynamics GP, GP 2018 R2, in October 2018. The new timing (previous updates had been closer to the end of the year) will coincide with the broader October 2018 release wave of Microsoft business applications. In addition to the typical on-premises GP software, Microsoft will add a new option to deploy GP 2018 R2 in conjunction with a data-synchronized cloud instance of Dynamics 365 Business Central for analytics and mobile access.
The October 1 launch date of GP 2018 R2 brings with it other improvements beyond a Business Central data sync utility. It’s true that the GP roadmap, which extends through 2020, now seems destined to be forever laden with “Intelligent Edge”, but other near term areas of improvement include financial management, purchasing, and sales transaction optimization.