Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Carlsbad, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with 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 a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Carlsbad, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Carlsbad, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.