Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Fort Worth, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning 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 Fort Worth, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.