Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Raleigh, North Caroline business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Raleigh, North Caroline company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Raleigh, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Raleigh, NC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.