Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration 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 objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Aurora, Colorado business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Aurora, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.