Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise 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 online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Tampa, Florida business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Tampa, Florida company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Tampa, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Tampa, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.