Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Carlsbad, California company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Carlsbad, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.