Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Brisbane, Queensland business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Brisbane, Queensland company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving 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 version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Brisbane, Queensland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Brisbane, QLD business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.