Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft 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 around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest 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. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage 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 Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.