Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of 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 replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Charleston, South Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Charleston, South Carolina business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make 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 resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Charleston, SC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.