Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Lexington-Fayette, KY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.