Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Arlington, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can help your Arlington, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Arlington, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.