Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Dayton, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Dayton, Ohio company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Dayton, Ohio for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Dayton, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.