Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Diego, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your San Diego, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in San Diego, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Diego, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.