Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Lower Manhattan, New York business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Lower Manhattan, New York business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Lower Manhattan, NY business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.