Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform 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 installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft 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 in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Brisbane, Queensland business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep 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 and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Brisbane, Queensland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brisbane, QLD business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.