Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Addison, Texas company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases 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 migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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For more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Addison, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.