Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended 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 dangerous. At the same time, a common 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 update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Broomfield, Colorado company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop 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 aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote 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 has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Broomfield, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.