Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Fort Worth, Texas company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Fort Worth, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.