Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest 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 GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Philadelphia, PA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.