Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Austin, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Austin, Texas business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Austin, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.