Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Cheyenne, Wyoming business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Cheyenne, Wyoming business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver 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 add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Cheyenne, Wyoming for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cheyenne, WY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.