Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Orlando, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Orlando, Florida business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. 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 remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Orlando, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Orlando, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.