Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Edison, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Edison, New Jersey company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Edison, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.