Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your West Palm Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your West Palm Beach, Florida business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. 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 sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online 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 has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.