Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Montgomery, Alabama business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Montgomery, Alabama business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Montgomery, Alabama for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Montgomery, AL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.