Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fresno, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Fresno, California business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have 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 (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Fresno, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.