Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Fort Lauderdale, Florida company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big 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 assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Lauderdale, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.