Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. 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 customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration 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 delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Allentown, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated 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 custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS 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 Upgrade Services
If your Allentown, PA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.