Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Austin, Texas business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Austin, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.