Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Broomfield, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Broomfield, Colorado company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can 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 Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Broomfield, CO business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.