Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Austin, Texas company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Austin, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.