Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common 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 efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Midtown Manhattan, New York business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Midtown Manhattan, New York business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. 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 remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Midtown Manhattan, New York for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Midtown Manhattan, NY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.