Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value out of the software.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Salinas, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Salinas, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Salinas, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Salinas, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.