Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other 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 SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Plano, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Plano, Texas business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update 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 custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Plano, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Plano, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.