Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current 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 investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Brisbane, Queensland business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Brisbane, Queensland company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Brisbane, QLD business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.