Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your San Bernardino, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can help your San Bernardino, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test 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 ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in San Bernardino, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Bernardino, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.