Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fresno, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Fresno, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants 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 knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fresno, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.