Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Adelaide, South Australia business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Adelaide, South Australia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP 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 deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.