Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Boston, Massachusetts business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Boston, Massachusetts company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Boston, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Boston, MA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.