Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be 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 tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Allen, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Allen, Texas company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Allen, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.