Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Minneapolis, Minnesota business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Minneapolis, Minnesota business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or 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 aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Minneapolis, MN business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.