Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special 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 involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Scottsdale, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Scottsdale, Arizona business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
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 release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom 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 information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Scottsdale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Scottsdale, AZ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.