Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Dallas, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Dallas, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration 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 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Dallas, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Dallas, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.