Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform 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 customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Beverly Hills, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Beverly Hills, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Beverly Hills, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Beverly Hills, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.