Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Centennial, Colorado business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular 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 work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Centennial, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Centennial, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.