Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft 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 customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Napa, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Napa, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Napa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Napa, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.