Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Louisville, Kentucky business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Louisville, Kentucky business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate 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. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Louisville, Kentucky for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Louisville, KY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.