Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Allentown, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Allentown, Pennsylvania business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Allentown, PA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.