Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Chatsworth, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Chatsworth, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Chatsworth, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Chatsworth, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.