Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market 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 released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Savannah, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Savannah, Georgia business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Savannah, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.