Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Lincoln, Nebraska business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Lincoln, Nebraska business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
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 make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Lincoln, NE business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.