Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Anaheim, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Anaheim, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.