Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Saddle Brook, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Saddle Brook, New Jersey business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports 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 consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Saddle Brook, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Saddle Brook, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.