Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective 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 business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade 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 provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico business in every facet 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 currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.