Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by 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-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Boise, Idaho company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create 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 data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Boise, Idaho for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Boise, ID business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.