Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. 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 installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Reno, Nevada business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Reno, Nevada business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Reno, Nevada for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Reno, NV business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.