Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Charleston, South Carolina business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Charleston, South Carolina business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Charleston, SC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.