Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Palo Alto, California business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Palo Alto, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Palo Alto, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Palo Alto, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.