Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Atlanta, Georgia company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, 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 accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.