Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, 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 upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Parsippany, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Parsippany, New Jersey business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Parsippany, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Parsippany, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.