Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Anchorage, Alaska business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Anchorage, Alaska business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included 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 skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security 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 productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Anchorage, Alaska for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Anchorage, AK business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.