Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Brooklyn, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Brooklyn, New York company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Brooklyn, NY business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.