Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Philadelphia, PA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.