Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied 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 outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Beverly Hills, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Beverly Hills, California company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective 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 creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Beverly Hills, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.