Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Albuquerque, New Mexico business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small 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 infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.