Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Boston, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Boston, Massachusetts company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what 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
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating 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 ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom 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 multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Boston, Massachusetts for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select 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 Boston, MA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.