Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Beverly Hills, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts 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 instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Beverly Hills, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Beverly Hills, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.