Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses 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 legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Detroit, Michigan business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Detroit, Michigan company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Detroit, Michigan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Detroit, MI business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.