Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Carlsbad, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.