Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Centennial, Colorado company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Centennial, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.