Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure 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 external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Milwaukee, WI business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.