Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Las Vegas, Nevada business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Las Vegas, Nevada business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Las Vegas, Nevada for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Las Vegas, NV business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.