Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses 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 uniquely suited to help your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, 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 optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Centennial, Colorado business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft 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 discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft 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 existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Centennial, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.