Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended 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for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Manchester, New Hampshire business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, 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 a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Manchester, New Hampshire for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Manchester, NH business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.