Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Adelaide, South Australia company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Adelaide, South Australia for 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, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Adelaide, SA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.