Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many 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Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Modesto, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific 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 applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Modesto, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Modesto, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Modesto, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.