Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Chatsworth, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Chatsworth, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Chatsworth, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Chatsworth, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.