Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Southlake, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Southlake, Texas company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier 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 managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated 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 experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Southlake, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.