Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your New Haven, Connecticut business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your New Haven, Connecticut company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in New Haven, Connecticut for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your New Haven, CT business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.