Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Omaha, Nebraska business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can assist your Omaha, Nebraska company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, 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 seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Omaha, Nebraska for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Omaha, NE business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.