Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions 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 might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Charleston, South Carolina business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Charleston, South Carolina company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with 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 work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system 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 special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
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 Services
If your Charleston, SC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.