Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Anchorage, Alaska business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Anchorage, Alaska business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Anchorage, Alaska for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Anchorage, AK business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.