Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Allentown, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 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, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Allentown, PA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.