Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Fort Collins, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Fort Collins, Colorado business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Fort Collins, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Collins, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.