Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Sandy Springs, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Sandy Springs, Georgia company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment 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 services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Sandy Springs, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.