Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, 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 maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Aurora, Colorado company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Aurora, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Aurora, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.