Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Bellevue, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Bellevue, Washington business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bellevue, WA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.