Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Albuquerque, NM business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.