Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Alpharetta, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Alpharetta, Georgia company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have 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 Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Alpharetta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Alpharetta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.