Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Mission Viejo, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Mission Viejo, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Mission Viejo, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Mission Viejo, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.