Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases 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 might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your New Haven, Connecticut business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your New Haven, Connecticut business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in New Haven, Connecticut for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your New Haven, CT business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.