Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Spartanburg, South Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Spartanburg, South Carolina business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build 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 help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Spartanburg, South Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Spartanburg, SC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.