Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Clearwater, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Clearwater, Florida business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current 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 execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Clearwater, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Clearwater, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.