Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Midland, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Midland, Texas business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Midland, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Midland, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.