Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Colorado Springs, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Colorado Springs, Colorado business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, 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 background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.