Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware 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, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Manchester, New Hampshire company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Manchester, New Hampshire for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Manchester, NH business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.