Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Des Moines, Iowa business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad 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 system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Des Moines, Iowa company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. 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 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Des Moines, Iowa for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Des Moines, IA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.