Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Denver, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Denver, Colorado business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Denver, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Denver, CO business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.