Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Austin, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Austin, Texas company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade 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 visit Contact Progent.