Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 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GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Las Vegas, Nevada business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Las Vegas, Nevada company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Las Vegas, Nevada for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Las Vegas, NV business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.