Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, 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 legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. 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 guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers 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 arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Addison, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Addison, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.