Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. 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 running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your San Francisco, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your San Francisco, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in San Francisco, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your San Francisco, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.