Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Southlake, Texas business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Southlake, Texas company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Southlake, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Southlake, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.