Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Mobile, Alabama business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Mobile, Alabama company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of 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 guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Mobile, Alabama for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Mobile, AL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.