Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Glendale, Arizona business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Glendale, AZ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.