Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Saddle Brook, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Saddle Brook, New Jersey company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- 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 services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Saddle Brook, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Saddle Brook, NJ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.