Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative 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 number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your New Haven, Connecticut business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your New Haven, Connecticut company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in New Haven, Connecticut for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your New Haven, CT business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.