Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Lincoln, Nebraska business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Lincoln, Nebraska company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Lincoln, Nebraska for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Lincoln, NE business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.