Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Portland, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Portland, Oregon company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Portland, Oregon for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Portland, OR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.