Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. 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 about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Brooklyn, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Brooklyn, New York company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Brooklyn, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Brooklyn, NY business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.