Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Manchester, New Hampshire business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Manchester, New Hampshire for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Manchester, NH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.