Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Adelaide, South Australia company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Adelaide, South Australia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Adelaide, SA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.