Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Rockville, Maryland business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Rockville, Maryland business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Rockville, Maryland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Rockville, MD business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.