Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Lynnwood, Washington business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Lynnwood, Washington company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help 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 integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Lynnwood, Washington for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Lynnwood, WA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.