Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases 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 partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Midtown Manhattan, New York business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support 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 rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, 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, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Midtown Manhattan, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Midtown Manhattan, NY business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.