Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Carlsbad, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Carlsbad, California business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Carlsbad, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.