Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations 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 an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Hialeah, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Hialeah, Florida company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support 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:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Hialeah, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Hialeah, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.