Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Broomfield, Colorado business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Broomfield, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Broomfield, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.