Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Allentown, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. 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
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Allentown, PA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.