Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Boise, Idaho business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Boise, Idaho for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Boise, ID business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.