Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually 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 platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Centennial, Colorado company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Centennial, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Centennial, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.