Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Stockton, California business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Stockton, California business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Stockton, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.