Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your San Diego UCSD, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can help your San Diego UCSD, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade 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 and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in San Diego UCSD, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your San Diego UCSD, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.