Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Lower Manhattan, New York business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Lower Manhattan, New York business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Lower Manhattan, New York for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Lower Manhattan, NY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.