Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Fort Worth, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Fort Worth, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
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 from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific 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 has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.