Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network 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 begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Chandler, Arizona company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of 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 accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Chandler, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Chandler, AZ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.