Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. 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 worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Bakersfield, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Bakersfield, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 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, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Bakersfield, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
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.