Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Naples, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Naples, Florida company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Naples, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Naples, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.