Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Sandy Springs, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.