Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Savannah, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Savannah, Georgia company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers 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 require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Savannah, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.