Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft 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 about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Ontario, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Ontario, California business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Ontario, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Ontario, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.