Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Anchorage, Alaska business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Anchorage, Alaska business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Anchorage, Alaska for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Anchorage, AK business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.