Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Omaha, Nebraska business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Omaha, Nebraska company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Omaha, Nebraska for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Omaha, NE business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.