Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Addison, Texas company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Addison, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.