Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft 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. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Atlanta, Georgia company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft 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 support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Atlanta, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.