Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Sarasota, Florida business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Sarasota, Florida company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V 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 deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Sarasota, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Sarasota, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.