Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Chandler, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Chandler, Arizona business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key 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 now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Chandler, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Chandler, AZ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.