Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Lubbock, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Lubbock, Texas business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Lubbock, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Lubbock, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.