Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Brisbane, Queensland company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Brisbane, Queensland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Brisbane, QLD business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.