Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many 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GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably 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The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
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 work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.