Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Addison, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.