Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Fresno, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

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

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning 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
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Fresno, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

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