Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Ottawa, Ontario business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Ottawa, Ontario company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Ottawa, ON business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.