Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms 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for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Garland, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Garland, Texas company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Garland, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Garland, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.