Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Napa, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Napa, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up 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 current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Napa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS 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 needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.