Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Pleasanton, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Pleasanton, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Pleasanton, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Pleasanton, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.