Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Beverly Hills, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Beverly Hills, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning 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 integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Beverly Hills, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Beverly Hills, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.