Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Scottsdale, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Scottsdale, Arizona company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide 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 work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Scottsdale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Scottsdale, AZ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.