Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Anaheim, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Anaheim, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Anaheim, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.