Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Hartford, Connecticut business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Hartford, Connecticut company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, 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 experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Hartford, Connecticut for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Hartford, CT business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.