Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Carlsbad, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Carlsbad, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.