Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Baltimore, Maryland business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Baltimore, Maryland company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Baltimore, MD business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.