Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.