Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Cleveland, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Cleveland, Ohio company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Cleveland, Ohio for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cleveland, OH business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.