Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Chatsworth, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Chatsworth, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

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