Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations 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on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for 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 improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.