Great Plains Dynamics 7.5, 6.0, 5.0 on Pervasive Sql Support Nationwide


by Andrew Karasev - Date: 2008-11-15 - Word Count: 523 Share This!

Current version of Microsoft Dynamics GP is 10.0, it is only available on Microsoft SQL Server platform.  If you are still on Pervasive SQL or Ctree, there should be respected reason for you to stick to the old version and do not undertake upgrade to 8.0, 9.0 or 10.0.  Additional complication might be something like Intellisol add-ons: Advanced POP or Project Accounting.  From Great Plains users community we often hear complains that nobody at this time supports these old versions and all the Great Plains Resellers they tried to turn for support suggest migration to MS SQL and upgrade as the first step.  As you can expect we have to serve USA and Canada nationwide to get reasonable number of old GP customers and we do it via remote support: web sessions.  In the case if you are larger organization we could travel to you for initial setup if required.  Let's come through Great Plains old version support highlights:



1.       OS recommendations.  When you are moving GP to the new server, you have to deploy operating system, compatible with old-good-days Pervasive SQL, coming back to earlier 2000th.  Optimal is Windows 2000 Server.  You can also stay with Windows NT4 or Novell.  As user workstation computer, there is the way to make it work from Windows XP workstation, however if you have no luck, try to downgrade it to Windows 2000 workstation or Windows 98



2.       Pervasive SQL custom settings.  You have to reset default Pervasive SQL 2000 settings to the custom settings, recommended by Great Plains Software for you range of active users.  The reason is understandable, old Btrieve or its new appearance - Pervasive SQL use Operating system security for data reading and writing and it has to have expected number of file handlers open in its disposition.



3.       Great Plains Location Translation.  This is another typical showstopper for moving Great Plains to different server - you got to have Great Plains Consultant help in order to properly set it up


4.       Upgrade path.  If you are finally allocating reasonable budget to get your Great Plains Dynamics upgraded, then you should expect two major steps: Migration from Pervasive SQL (or Ctree) to Microsoft SQL Server 2000.  This step is typically performed on GP 7.5.  And then version 7.5 in two steps could be upgraded to GP 10.0.  First upgrade is either to GP 8.0 or 9.0, and then respectively to 10.0



5.       Intellisol migration to Great Plains Purchase Order Processing module.  This migration utility could be requested from Microsoft Business Solutions, however if your organization is lapsed in GP annual enhancement program, this may not be an easy task.  You could also call our office to see if we could help you with Intellisol migration utility.  In our opinion, you should try Intellisol migration for Great Plains 6.0



6.       Great Plains Accounting for DOS and Windows support.  Typical versions are 9.5 and 9.2.  There is not much that we can do for you in the sense of new user training or new installation and implementation, however we could support GPA and fix known issues and by doing so - let you function smoothly



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Andrew Karasev, Alba Spectrum LLC, help@albaspectrum.com, http://www.albaspectrum.com, 1-866-528-0577 , Great Plains, VAR, Partner and Reseller in Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Texas. Please visit our info portal Pegas Planet: http://www.pegasplanet.com Local Service in Chicago, Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Houston. We also have Dexterity Software Development Factory and SB1 Technical Support Call Center, serving USA country side businesses and internationally: Canada, Brazil. Illinois practice: Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, Marseilles, Ottawa, DeKalb, Springfield, Oakbrook, Glenn Ellyn, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lisle, Melrose Park, Brookfield. San Diego and LA practice: Rancho Bernardo, Oceanside, Poway, Long Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, San Marcos, Carlsbad, La Jolla, Escondido. Houston Practice: Dallas, Galveston, Sugar Land, Pearland, Katy, Pasadena, Rosenberg, League City, Galena Park

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