Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Alexandria, Virginia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Alexandria, Virginia business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Alexandria, Virginia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Alexandria, VA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.