Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Harrisburg, PA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.