Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Southlake, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Southlake, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Southlake, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Southlake, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.