Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Alexandria, Virginia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Alexandria, Virginia business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Alexandria, Virginia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Alexandria, VA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.