Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Louisville, Kentucky business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Louisville, Kentucky business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest 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 services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Louisville, KY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.