Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, 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. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Clearwater, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Clearwater, Florida business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Clearwater, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Clearwater, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.