Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Indianapolis, Indiana business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Indianapolis, Indiana business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Indianapolis, Indiana 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Indianapolis, IN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.