Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Dallas, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Dallas, Texas business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
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 need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Dallas, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Dallas, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.