Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Long Beach, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Long Beach, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Long Beach, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Long Beach, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.