Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Carlsbad, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure 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. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and 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 specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Carlsbad, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

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