Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Brooklyn, New York business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Brooklyn, New York business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Brooklyn, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brooklyn, NY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.