Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by 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 affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Glendale, Arizona business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create 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 third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Glendale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Glendale, AZ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.