Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Midland, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Midland, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. 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 remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported 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 development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Midland, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.