Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Joinville, Santa Catarina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Joinville, Santa Catarina business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Joinville, SC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.