Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your San Rafael, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your San Rafael, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in San Rafael, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Rafael, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.