Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Savannah, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Savannah, Georgia business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Savannah, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Savannah, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.