Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market 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 Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Boston, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Boston, Massachusetts company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Boston, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Boston, MA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.