Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Mission Viejo, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Mission Viejo, California business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Mission Viejo, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Mission Viejo, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.