Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Sydney, New South Wales business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Sydney, New South Wales business in every phase 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 other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Sydney, New South Wales for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Sydney, NSW business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.