Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Cincinnati, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Cincinnati, Ohio business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Cincinnati, Ohio for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Cincinnati, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.