Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Rockville, Maryland business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Rockville, Maryland company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Rockville, Maryland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Rockville, MD business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.