Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Wayne, Indiana business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Fort Wayne, Indiana company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Fort Wayne, IN business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.