Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used 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 been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. 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 reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft 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/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Allen, Texas company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working 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 internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.