Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. 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 worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. 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 run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Fresno, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Fresno, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Fresno, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fresno, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.