Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Allen, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Allen, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Allen, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.