Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Boise, Idaho business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated 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 custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Boise, Idaho for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Boise, ID business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.