Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Addison, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Addison, Texas business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.