Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, 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Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Wilmington, Delaware business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Wilmington, Delaware business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Wilmington, Delaware for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Wilmington, DE business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.