Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Carlsbad, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Carlsbad, California company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or 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 information from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Carlsbad, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Carlsbad, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.