Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Boise, Idaho business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Boise, Idaho for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft 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 Migration Expertise
If your Boise, ID business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.