Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Charlotte, North Caroline business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Charlotte, NC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.