Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (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 small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
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 delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Jersey City, New Jersey business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Jersey City, New Jersey business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Jersey City, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Jersey City, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.