Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft 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. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Fort Worth, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.