Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Durham, North Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Durham, North Carolina company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Durham, North Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Durham, NC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.