Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new 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 benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, 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 combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Garland, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Garland, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing 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 that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange 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 editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Garland, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Garland, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.