Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Fort Worth, Texas company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 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 infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Fort Worth, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fort Worth, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.