Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Dayton, Ohio business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Dayton, Ohio company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Dayton, Ohio 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, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Dayton, OH business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.