Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma 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 environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Oklahoma CIty, OK business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.