Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. 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 more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Chatsworth, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Chatsworth, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Chatsworth, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.