Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Anaheim, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external 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 deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development 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 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft 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 consulting expertise in Anaheim, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Anaheim, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.