Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has 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 popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your St. Louis, Missouri business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your St. Louis, Missouri company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering 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 experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in St. Louis, Missouri for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your St. Louis, MO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.