Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your West Palm Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your West Palm Beach, Florida business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, 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. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in West Palm Beach, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your West Palm Beach, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.