Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach 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 like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Jersey City, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Jersey City, New Jersey business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Jersey City, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.