Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Hartford, Connecticut business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Hartford, Connecticut company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Hartford, Connecticut for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Hartford, CT business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.