Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Edison, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Edison, New Jersey business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.