Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Colorado Springs, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Colorado Springs, Colorado business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, 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
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.