Did you know that Microsoft Dynamics GP is multi-tenant? Do you know why you should care?
The Multi-tenant Microsoft Dynamics GP Web feature provides the ability to host multiple tenants on a single instance of the application. In basic terms, you can have multiple DYNAMICS databases on the same SQL Server instance.
A few of the reasons you should care:
1. Makes it easier to host GP in a multi-customer environment.
2. Customers with many company databases can deploy them in groups making it easier to apply service packs and upgrades.
3. Web Client. Enough Said.
4. It's multi-tenant the right way. It gives you control of your deployment with the flexibility to be in the cloud the way you want.
While this is nice if your business is hosting GP, I would add a huge #5 that applies to every customer: #5- you can leverage multi-tenancy to deploy a Test System that is completely separated from your live environment, without having the hardware expense and deployment hassle of a physically separate server. With the Test Server (as opposed to a Test Database), you have a system where you can test new service packs, 3rd party products, and other configuration changes in an environment that has no possibility of affecting your live environment (unlike a Test Database where it is relatively easy to make system changes that affect other companies, or to accidentally perform transactions in live when you think you are in test).