Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. 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 have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Eugene, Oregon business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Eugene, Oregon company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (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) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Eugene, Oregon for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Eugene, OR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.