Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. 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 about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
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 tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Reno, Nevada business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual 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 used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Reno, Nevada company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Reno, Nevada for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Reno, NV business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.