Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Brooklyn, New York business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Brooklyn, New York business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Brooklyn, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brooklyn, NY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.