Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. 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have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Plano, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Plano, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Plano, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Plano, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.