Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Beverly Hills, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are 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 architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Beverly Hills, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Beverly Hills, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.