Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Addison, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Addison, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases 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 deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Addison, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.