Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Fort Lauderdale, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.