Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Midtown Manhattan, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Midtown Manhattan, New York business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Midtown Manhattan, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Midtown Manhattan, NY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.