Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have 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. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS 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 Upgrade Expertise
If your Fort Lauderdale, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.