Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Riverside, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Riverside, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Riverside, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Riverside, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.