Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Alpharetta, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Alpharetta, Georgia company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up 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 current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions 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 development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Alpharetta, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Alpharetta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.