Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, 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for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Salem, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Salem, Oregon business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Salem, Oregon for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Salem, OR business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.