Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Charleston, South Carolina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Charleston, South Carolina company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Charleston, South Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Charleston, SC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.