Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Aurora, Colorado company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Aurora, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.