Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Fremont, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written 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 used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Fremont, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Fremont, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fremont, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.