Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned 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 require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Milwaukee, WI business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.