Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your El Paso, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in El Paso, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your El Paso, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.