Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible 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 are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Chattanooga, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Chattanooga, Tennessee company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Chattanooga, TN business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.