Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Corpus Christi, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Corpus Christi, Texas company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Corpus Christi, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Corpus Christi, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.