Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers 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GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bellevue, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Bellevue, Washington company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current 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 execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Bellevue, WA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.