Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update 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The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Wilmington, Delaware business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Wilmington, Delaware company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Wilmington, Delaware for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Wilmington, DE business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.