Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your El Paso, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your El Paso, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in El Paso, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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 Migration Support
If your El Paso, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.