Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of 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 Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Addison, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Addison, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving 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 release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote 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 development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Addison, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Addison, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.