Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Adelaide, South Australia business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Adelaide, South Australia company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform 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 integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange 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 can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Adelaide, South Australia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Adelaide, SA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.