Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Calgary, Alberta business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Calgary, Alberta company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Calgary, Alberta for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Calgary, AB business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.