Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your West Palm Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your West Palm Beach, Florida business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in West Palm Beach, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.