Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Antonio, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your San Antonio, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in San Antonio, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Antonio, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.