Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Mobile, Alabama business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Mobile, Alabama company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Mobile, Alabama for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Mobile, AL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.