Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your El Paso, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private 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 combining information from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in El Paso, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your El Paso, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.