Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Corpus Christi, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Corpus Christi, Texas business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Corpus Christi, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Corpus Christi, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.