Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Durham, North Carolina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Durham, North Carolina business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Durham, North Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Durham, NC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.