Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Carlsbad, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Carlsbad, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, 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 infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Carlsbad, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.