Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Morgan Hill, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Morgan Hill, California company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update 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 known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Morgan Hill, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Morgan Hill, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.