Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Glendale, Arizona company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Glendale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Glendale, AZ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.