Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Alpharetta, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Alpharetta, Georgia company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Alpharetta, GA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.