Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Collins, Colorado business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Fort Collins, Colorado business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade 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 address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Fort Collins, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Fort Collins, CO business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.