Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Calgary, Alberta business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Calgary, Alberta company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Calgary, Alberta for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Calgary, AB business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.