Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Chandler, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Chandler, Arizona company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, 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 (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Chandler, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Chandler, AZ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.