Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, 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 businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Santa Cruz, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Santa Cruz, California business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide 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 jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Santa Cruz, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Santa Cruz, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.