Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations 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decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Brooklyn, New York business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Brooklyn, New York company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brooklyn, NY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.