Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Centennial, Colorado company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Centennial, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.