Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Aurora, Colorado company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Aurora, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Aurora, CO business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.