Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. 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 globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Santa Cruz, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Santa Cruz, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Santa Cruz, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Santa Cruz, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.