Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Hialeah, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Hialeah, Florida company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's 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 software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Hialeah, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.