Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms 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GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise 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 advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Manchester, New Hampshire company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP 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 public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with 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 work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Manchester, New Hampshire for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Manchester, NH business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.