Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Baton Rouge, Louisiana company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known 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 Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Baton Rouge, LA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.