Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Chandler, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Chandler, Arizona company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Chandler, AZ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.