Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Brooklyn, New York business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Brooklyn, New York business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Brooklyn, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Brooklyn, NY business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.