Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Miami Beach, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Miami Beach, Florida company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Miami Beach, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Miami Beach, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.