Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Cheyenne, Wyoming business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Cheyenne, Wyoming company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Cheyenne, Wyoming for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cheyenne, WY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.