Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Lynnwood, Washington business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Lynnwood, Washington company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Lynnwood, Washington for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Lynnwood, WA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.