Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible 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 deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Fresno, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Fresno, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. 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 known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers 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 jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

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