Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Carlsbad, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Carlsbad, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Carlsbad, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.