Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Carlsbad, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available 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 resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Carlsbad, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS 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 Migration Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.