Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Dallas, 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 environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Dallas, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Dallas, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.