Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Irving, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Irving, Texas business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create 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 on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Irving, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Irving, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.