Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your El Paso, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in El Paso, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your El Paso, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.