Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested 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 over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Pasadena, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Pasadena, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Pasadena, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Pasadena, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.