Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Dallas, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Dallas, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Dallas, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Dallas, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.