Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Melbourne, Victoria business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Melbourne, Victoria company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design 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 architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Melbourne, Victoria for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Melbourne, VIC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.