Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration 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 provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified 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 familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your El Paso, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your El Paso, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.