Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. 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. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Huntington Beach, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Huntington Beach, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. 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 consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Huntington Beach, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Huntington Beach, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.