Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Santa Monica, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Santa Monica, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Santa Monica, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Santa Monica, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.