Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Chatsworth, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Chatsworth, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

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