Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Raleigh, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Raleigh, North Caroline business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Raleigh, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Raleigh, NC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.