Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your West Palm Beach, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal 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 upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.