Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Chatsworth, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Chatsworth, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.