Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your San Bernardino, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your San Bernardino, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in San Bernardino, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Bernardino, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.