Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Dallas, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Dallas, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Dallas, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.