Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices 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 stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem 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 seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Tampa, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Tampa, Florida business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Tampa, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.