Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Napa, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Napa, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Napa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Napa, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.