Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Saddle Brook, New Jersey business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Saddle Brook, New Jersey business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Saddle Brook, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Saddle Brook, NJ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.