Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Beverly Hills, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Beverly Hills, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Beverly Hills, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.