Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Arlington, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Arlington, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Arlington, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Arlington, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.