Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Atlanta, Georgia business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.