Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses 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 is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) 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 Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Naples, Florida business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Naples, Florida business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Naples, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.