Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Sherman Oaks, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Sherman Oaks, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release 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 databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Sherman Oaks, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Sherman Oaks, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.