Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Edison, New Jersey business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Edison, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.