Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Fargo, North Dakota business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Fargo, North Dakota company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fargo, ND business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.