Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made 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 about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Another recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have been unable to find experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to extract the most business value out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure you maximize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can help you in each phase of your upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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