Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your San Diego UCSD, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your San Diego UCSD, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in San Diego UCSD, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your San Diego UCSD, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.