Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Anaheim, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Anaheim, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Anaheim, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.