Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written 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 about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Louisville, Kentucky business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Louisville, Kentucky company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft 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 assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Louisville, Kentucky for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
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 ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Louisville, KY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.