Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Lawrence, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Lawrence, Massachusetts business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Lawrence, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Lawrence, MA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.