Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Newark, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Newark, New Jersey business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help 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. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Newark, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Newark, NJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.