Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Fresno, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Fresno, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Fresno, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.