Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Montgomery, Alabama business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Montgomery, Alabama business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Montgomery, Alabama for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Montgomery, AL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.