Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Denver, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Denver, Colorado company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with 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 architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Denver, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Denver, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.