Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions 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/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Charlotte, North Caroline company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.