Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Minneapolis, Minnesota business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Minneapolis, Minnesota business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization 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 discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Minneapolis, MN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.