Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online 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 as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Centennial, Colorado business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure 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 Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Centennial, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Centennial, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.