Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Chattanooga, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Chattanooga, Tennessee business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Chattanooga, TN business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.