Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration 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 professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Glendale, Arizona company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Glendale, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Glendale, AZ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.