Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your El Paso, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating 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 ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in El Paso, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your El Paso, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.