Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Edison, New Jersey business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.