Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Ontario, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Ontario, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release 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 databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions 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 Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
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 virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Ontario, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Ontario, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.