Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific 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 has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Oklahoma CIty, OK business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.