Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Fresno, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Fresno, California business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support 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. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Fresno, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fresno, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.