Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Beverly Hills, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Beverly Hills, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Beverly Hills, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.