Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Eugene, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Eugene, Oregon business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud 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 delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Eugene, Oregon for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Eugene, OR business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.