Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied 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for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Atlanta, Georgia company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Atlanta, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Atlanta, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.