Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Boston, Massachusetts business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. 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 Boston, Massachusetts business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible 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 resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Boston, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Boston, MA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.