Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments 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 network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Sandy Springs, Georgia company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current 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 databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Sandy Springs, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.