Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your New Orleans, Louisiana business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your New Orleans, Louisiana company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in New Orleans, Louisiana 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: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your New Orleans, LA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.