Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Phoenix, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Phoenix, Arizona business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Phoenix, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Phoenix, AZ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.