Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Mesa, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Mesa, Arizona company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Mesa, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Mesa, AZ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.