Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Naples, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Naples, Florida company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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If your Naples, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.