Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution 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 around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Morgan Hill, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
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 provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Morgan Hill, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint 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 integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Morgan Hill, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Morgan Hill, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.