Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform 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 customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Rafael, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the 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, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your San Rafael, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in San Rafael, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your San Rafael, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.