Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure.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 common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be 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 tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.