Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted 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 over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Manchester, New Hampshire business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Manchester, New Hampshire for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Manchester, NH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.