Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. 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 customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Manchester, New Hampshire company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Manchester, New Hampshire for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Manchester, NH business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.