Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Clearwater, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Clearwater, Florida business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have 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 (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Clearwater, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Clearwater, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.