Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Boise, Idaho business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Boise, Idaho for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Boise, ID business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.