Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Baton Rouge, Louisiana company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Baton Rouge, LA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.