Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product 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have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Eugene, Oregon business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Eugene, Oregon company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Eugene, Oregon for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Eugene, OR business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.