Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations 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GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Centennial, Colorado business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Centennial, CO business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.