Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Bakersfield, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Bakersfield, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Bakersfield, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Bakersfield, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.