Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Bellevue, Washington business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Bellevue, Washington company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what 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 Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Bellevue, WA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.