Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create 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 on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.