Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Salinas, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Salinas, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions 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 environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Salinas, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.