Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Corpus Christi, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Corpus Christi, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Corpus Christi, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Corpus Christi, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.