Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Montgomery, Alabama business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written 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 utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Montgomery, Alabama company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular 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 work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have 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 expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Montgomery, AL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.