Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Manchester, New Hampshire business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Manchester, New Hampshire for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Manchester, NH business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.