Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Anaheim, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Design and configure a test system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Anaheim, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning 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 for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Anaheim, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.