Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Salt Lake City, Utah business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Salt Lake City, Utah company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support 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). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Salt Lake City, Utah for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Salt Lake City, UT business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.