Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Chatsworth, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants 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 managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Chatsworth, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Chatsworth, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.