Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Stockton, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Stockton, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate 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 databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Stockton, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Stockton, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.