Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fresno, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Fresno, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fresno, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.