Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Arlington, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Arlington, Texas business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Arlington, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Arlington, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.