Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Newark, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine 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 help your Newark, New Jersey business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure 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. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Newark, NJ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.