Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version 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 associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Milwaukee, WI business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.