Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems 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GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Baltimore, Maryland business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Baltimore, Maryland company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have 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 (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier 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 rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Baltimore, Maryland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Baltimore, MD business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.