Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment 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 Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Garland, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Garland, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Garland, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.