Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Allen, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Allen, Texas company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Allen, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.