Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich 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 businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade 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 over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Bakersfield, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Bakersfield, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants 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 experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Bakersfield, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Bakersfield, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.