Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Memphis, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Memphis, Tennessee business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Memphis, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Memphis, TN business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.