Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Brooklyn, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Brooklyn, New York company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure 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 Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, 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 top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Brooklyn, NY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.