Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft 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 discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Philadelphia, PA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.