Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety 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 who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Beverly Hills, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Beverly Hills, California company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have 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. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Beverly Hills, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Beverly Hills, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.