Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services 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 high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Cheyenne, Wyoming business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Cheyenne, Wyoming company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Cheyenne, Wyoming for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Cheyenne, WY business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.