Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Colorado Springs, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Colorado Springs, Colorado company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.