Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Austin, 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 Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Austin, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Austin, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.