Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Corpus Christi, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Corpus Christi, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Corpus Christi, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.