Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network 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 start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.