Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Yonkers, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Yonkers, New York company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Yonkers, New York for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Yonkers, NY business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.