Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Anaheim, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Anaheim, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities 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 disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system 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 version to ensure ongoing 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 Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Anaheim, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Anaheim, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.