Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy 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 trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Atlanta, Georgia company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support 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 jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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If your Atlanta, GA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.