Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Mission Viejo, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Mission Viejo, California company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Mission Viejo, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Mission Viejo, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.