Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation 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 software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Beverly Hills, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Beverly Hills, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.