Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Lynnwood, Washington business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Lynnwood, Washington business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Lynnwood, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Lynnwood, WA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.