Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Atlanta, Georgia business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business 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 expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Atlanta, 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 software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.