Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft 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 installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bakersfield, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Bakersfield, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Bakersfield, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Bakersfield, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.