Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating 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 suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Albuquerque, New Mexico business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Albuquerque, NM business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.