Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of 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 complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Knoxville, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Knoxville, Tennessee business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Knoxville, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Knoxville, TN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.