Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Nashville, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Nashville, Tennessee company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Nashville, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Nashville, TN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.