Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Hialeah, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Hialeah, Florida company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Hialeah, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.