Using WPMU Dev dashboard on dev sites

I have two websites that use plugins from WPMU Dev in which those sites have beta sites and local development sites.

What's the best way to use the dashboard so that we can update locally with GIT and then push those changes to our test and live sites?

I can't seem to get the local site (where we do all the updates to plugins) to work with the dashboard. Keeps saying I need to upgrade although I'm an Elite member.