Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft 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 online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Clearwater, Florida business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Clearwater, Florida company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Clearwater, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Clearwater, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.