Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Phoenix, Arizona business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Phoenix, Arizona company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Phoenix, AZ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.