Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure.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 new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.