Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Bakersfield, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Bakersfield, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Bakersfield, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Bakersfield, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.