Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Salt Lake City, Utah business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and 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 published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Salt Lake City, Utah company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Salt Lake City, Utah for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Salt Lake City, UT business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.