Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade 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 seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Aurora, Colorado company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Aurora, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Aurora, CO business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.