Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, 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. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Anaheim, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Anaheim, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Anaheim, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Anaheim, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.