Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Edison, New Jersey company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- 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 multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Edison, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.