Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft 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 customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cincinnati, Ohio business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Cincinnati, Ohio business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Cincinnati, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cincinnati, OH business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.