Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations 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 are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Hayward, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Hayward, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Hayward, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Hayward, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.