Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Philadelphia, PA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.