Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Clearwater, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Clearwater, Florida company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Clearwater, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Clearwater, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.