Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Napa, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Napa, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Napa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Napa, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.