Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Reno, Nevada business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Reno, Nevada business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Reno, NV business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.