Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft 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 tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Miami, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Miami, Florida business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Miami, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.