Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Nashville, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Nashville, Tennessee business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Nashville, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Nashville, TN business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.