Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Broomfield, Colorado business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Broomfield, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.