Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Broomfield, Colorado company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Broomfield, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.