Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 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 familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Stockton, California business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Stockton, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Stockton, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Stockton, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.