Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Bakersfield, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Bakersfield, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software 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 provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Bakersfield, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Bakersfield, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.