Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Fort Worth, Texas company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Fort Worth, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.