Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended 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 outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Riverside, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Riverside, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Riverside, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Riverside, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.