Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bakersfield, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. 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 release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Bakersfield, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Bakersfield, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Bakersfield, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.