Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application 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 relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses 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 seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Atlanta, Georgia company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Atlanta, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Atlanta, GA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.