Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. 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 quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Allen, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Allen, Texas business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Allen, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.