Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich 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 organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients 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 efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help 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 familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Corpus Christi, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Corpus Christi, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Corpus Christi, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.