Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Lynnwood, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Lynnwood, Washington company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Lynnwood, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Lynnwood, WA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.