Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured 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 managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Memphis, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Memphis, Tennessee company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Memphis, Tennessee for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Memphis, TN business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.