Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your San Rafael, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your San Rafael, California business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in San Rafael, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Rafael, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.