Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

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

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Anaheim, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

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