Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bellevue, Washington business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Bellevue, Washington company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Bellevue, WA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.