Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally 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. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Aurora, Colorado company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have 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. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Aurora, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Aurora, CO business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.