Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may 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 (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Chandler, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Chandler, Arizona company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Chandler, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Chandler, AZ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.