Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Allentown, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Allentown, PA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.