Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 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on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Austin, Texas company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Austin, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.