Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Indianapolis, Indiana business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Indianapolis, Indiana company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key 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 system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Indianapolis, IN business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.