Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your West Palm Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your West Palm Beach, Florida business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version 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. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.