Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Orlando, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Orlando, Florida company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide 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 jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Orlando, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Orlando, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.