Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft 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 might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Nashville, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Nashville, Tennessee company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Nashville, TN business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.