Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your El Paso, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your El Paso, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.