Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Miami Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Miami Beach, Florida company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier 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 supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Miami Beach, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Miami Beach, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.