Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new 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 ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help 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 make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help 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 jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.