Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Beverly Hills, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Beverly Hills, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. 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 address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Beverly Hills, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

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