Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Montreal, Quebec business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Montreal, Quebec company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft 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 handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Montreal, PQ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.