Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's 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 puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Eugene, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Eugene, Oregon business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Eugene, OR business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.