Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Atlanta, Georgia business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure 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 (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Atlanta, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.