Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Anaheim, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Anaheim, California business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support 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 run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Anaheim, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

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