Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. 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 about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Adelaide, South Australia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft 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 IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Adelaide, South Australia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Adelaide, SA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.