Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Mission Viejo, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Mission Viejo, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Mission Viejo, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Mission Viejo, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.