Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. 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 around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations 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 network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Diego, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your San Diego, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in San Diego, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Diego, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.