Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Broomfield, Colorado company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Broomfield, CO business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.