Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Chatsworth, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving 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 release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Chatsworth, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Chatsworth, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.