Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Mission Viejo, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Mission Viejo, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Mission Viejo, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Mission Viejo, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.