Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied 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Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure.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 is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Arlington, 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 needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Arlington, Texas company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Arlington, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Arlington, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.