Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft 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 utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Sandy Springs, GA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.