Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Colorado Springs, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Colorado Springs, Colorado business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning 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
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.