Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, 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, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Addison, Texas business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Addison, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.