Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually 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 installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Charlotte, NC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.