Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS 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 integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.